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Treatment of the Fully Edentulous Patient: Prosthetic Implant Solutions

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Restoration of the completely edentulous patient with dental implant therapy is a rewarding treatment modality for the patient and dentist. In order to accomplish consistent and predictable treatment outcomes, an understanding of the fundamental principles of implant biomechanics, prosthetic, surgical and treatment planning considerations is required. Dr. Aldo Leopardi’s objective is to bring all of these factors into perspective, through an understanding of the current literature and how to apply it to clinical practice. Discussion will include, but not be limited to: Review of treatment planning for the overdenture patient. To understand the biomechanical principles in Prosthetic. Design: stress broken verses rigid design concepts. Discussion of fixed implant restorative solutions for the completely edentulous patient.

Date Added:
10/1/2013

Author(s):

Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS
Dr. Aldo Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984. He enjoyed private practice as a general dentist ...
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Questions & Comments
Michael Scalia - (4/27/2014 1:48 PM)

Thank you for this excellent summary of treating the edentulous arch. I particularly enjoyed that your addressed complications and patient (and doctor) expectations related to these treatments. Lastly, your comment that clinicians/patients are doing much of the research regarding full arch one piece zirconia frameworks because of a lack of actual data derived from long term research, is well made. In the case of one arch restorations (one piece zirconia) vs. a natural arch of teeth… and in cases of both arches restored with one-piece zirconia restorations, have you seen any complications as of yet? If so, what are you seeing? Where now is the weak link in the system? Thank you.

Jeffrey Sims - (2/8/2014 6:18 PM)

Terrific, concise lecture Aldo!

Helios Houenou172 - (10/4/2013 10:17 PM)

Great lecture Aldo, as always... I enjoyed it

Steven Goldstein244 - (10/4/2013 12:52 AM)

Very nice presentation Aldo. Beautiful work!

Steven Goldstein244 - (10/4/2013 12:52 AM)

Very nice presentation Aldo. Beautiful work!

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