Article: Volume 46 Number 6 Page 514 - June 2019

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Implant Dentistry:  A Guide to Implant Dentistry Part 2: Surgical and Prosthodontic Considerations

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Abstract: Implant rehabilitation is a successful treatment modality for the replacement of missing teeth, but careful treatment planning, restoratively-driven implant placement and individualized maintenance are prerequisites for success in order to control and minimize technical and biologic complications. The first part of the series focused 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), Professor in Prosthodontics and 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 surgical and prosthodontic considerations of implant-supported restorations.