Article: Volume 46 Number 5 Page 412 - May 2019

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Implant Dentistry:  A Guide to Implant Dentistry Part 1: Treatment Planning

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Abstract: Implant rehabilitation is considered a predictable treatment modality to replace single and multiple missing units, with high survival rates. Technical and biological complications are commonly encountered and careful treatment planning, restorative-driven implant placement and long-term maintenance are prerequisites of a successful implant rehabilitation. The aim of this two-part series is to provide an evidence-based overview regarding the sequence of treatment planning and the treatment stages of a successful implant rehabilitation. The first part of the series will focus on new patient assessment and pre-operative planning. The second part of the series will discuss the surgical and prosthodontic considerations and maintenance of implant-supported restorations.

Clinical relevance: To provide the dental practitioner with an evidence-based overview regarding treatment planning, surgical and prosthodontic considerations and maintenance of implant-supported restorations.

Author notes: Despoina Chatzistavrianou, DDS, MClinDent(Pros), MPros RCS(Ed), MFDS RCS(Ed), Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Specialist in Prosthodontics, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Birmingham, Birmingham Dental Hospital and University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, 5 Mill Pool Way, (email: despoinachatzis06@gmail.com), Paul HR Wilson, BSc(Hons), BDS(Glasg), MSc(Lond), FDS RCPS FDS(RestDent), DipDSed(Lond), Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford and Bath Dental Clinic, Bath and Philip Taylor, BDS(Ncle), MGDS(RCS Eng), MSc(Lond), MRD RCS(RCS Eng), FDS(RCS Edin), Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, The Royal London Dental Hospital and Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK.

Objective: To provide an evidence-based overview regarding treatment planning of implant-supported restorations.

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