Implant Prosthetics

Implant Prosthetics

Patients expect modern day health care providers to offer the most advanced procedures, and this includes dental implant prosthetics. If you learn to improve prosthetic stability and function then you can enhance the quality of life for your patients. The optimal result is restorative-driven treatment planning, and this course will provide the essentials, so you can join the world of implant dentistry.

Provide More Advanced Services

With state-of-the-art implant prosthetics training, you can offer expanded services that are essential in modern health care practices. If you want to help your practice reach its full potential it is time to sign up for applicable courses to further your education. Implant procedures not only esthetically enhance a patient’s smile, but also help sustain bone strength and support any remaining teeth. However, these are not your standard restorations and improper care, technique, materials or prostheses could result in implant failure. This course is designed to help you feel confident providing safe, successful implant procedures and includes everything from proper impressioning techniques to the precision of surgical procedures.

Course Overview

This course is designed to help restorative dentists increase their knowledge and ability in implant prosthodontics. This includes both theoretical and practical courses in implant prosthetics. The course starts with an introduction to oral implantology, information on diagnosis and treatment planning and surgical techniques, such as incision design, implant placement and surgical closure. Participants gain a complete understanding of prosthetic driven treatment planning and will learn how to determine bone quantity and quality as well as the type of prosthesis required for different circumstances. With this course, you will not only learn to categorize the different types of implant prosthesis, but also gain hands-on experience and training so you feel comfortable incorporating implants into your list of practice services.

Course Objectives

  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand significance of attached tissue, bone grafting influences and long-term outcomes
  • Select and prescribe all restorative design options available
  • Develop treatment plans for biological success
  • Evaluate esthetic conditions that lead to implant success or failure
  • Present and document plans to patients
  • Get the most information from CT scans
  • Manage occlusion in fixed and removable implant prosthetics
  • Classify attachments and use them appropriately
  • Select appropriate implant and prosthetic tooth materials
  • Understand the space height required for all different types of implant prostheses
  • Prescribe post-op maintenance routines for patients
  • Recognize when problems are starting and treat immediately before implant has failed

Dental Implants

The practitioner takes each case individually and provides treatment for everything from the everyday tooth loss to the most complex clinical situations. The goal of every dental implant is to replace missing teeth and restore normal function, esthetic and contour. Implants can replace a single tooth or work as part of a larger restoration, such as removable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures and complete dentures.

Implant Prosthetic Options

Implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth or all teeth and come in a few different systems. Endosseous implants (within the bone) are usually shaped like a screw, cylinder or blade-shaped and inserted directly into the jawbone for osseointegration. Subperiosteal implants (on top of the bone) consists of a metal framework the physician attaches to the top of the jawbone, but underneath periodontal tissue. The last type, transosteal implants (through the bone) consist of a mental pin or U-shaped frame that passes all the way through the jawbone, into the mouth.

Basics of Implant Procedure

Implant treatment starts with a consultation. The practitioner performs an initial exam and acquires necessary imaging of teeth and supporting structures. Before developing a treatment plan the physician considers placement of the implant, the possible need for bone grafting procedures and the best substitute for the missing tooth or teeth. If necessary the physician will refer the patient to a specialist for surgery, or decide he or she can perform treatment in-house. The practitioner chooses the type, size and design of dental implant. Next comes a specifically designed treatment plan including bone grafting procedures, implant placement, healing periods and evaluations, and final restorations.

Sign Up for Training Right Away!

Implant prosthetics more naturally mimic tooth structure and anatomy, and if it is not something your practice offers, you should spend serious time considering it. This course allows health care professionals to provide full restorative treatments for their patients and add greater value to your practice.