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Clinical Webinar: Reconstruction of the Edentulous Maxilla with a Fixed Final Prosthesis

April 28th, 2011

In March, the AAOMS held the Clinical Webinar, "A Systematic Treatment Planning Protocol for the Reconstruction of the Edentulous Maxilla with a Fixed Final Prosthesis." This 60-minute webinar discussed how potential candidates for implant restoration of the fully edentulous maxilla are primarily interested in a fixed restoration as opposed to a bar/clip over denture. While there are many factors to consider in the pre-treatment work-up, there is an advantage of being able to determine early in the consultation process the feasibility of a fixed restoration before significant time is invested in diagnostic procedures. This presentation examined three critical factors necessary to provide a fixed restoration that are able to be used as a screening mechanism to determine the possibility of a fixed implant restoration and likelihood of necessary bone grafting procedures to achieve the desired outcome. The use of 4 vs. 6 implants for the support of a fixed maxillary prosthesis and potential complications and their management were also reviewed with suggestion for "bail out" procedures.

The recording of this webinar will be available soon for purchase at aaoms.org.