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December 17, 2015

Immediate Implants: The Importance of Team Treatment Planning from a Prosthetic Perspective, and Patient Case Acceptance

By Alfonso F. Pineyro, DDS
Supported by Straumann

To optimize outcomes for immediate implants, it is essential that the entire dental team—restorative dentist, implant surgeon, dental laboratory technician, and dental hygienist—collaborate effectively in planning and executing treatment for patients needing implants. This entails achieving numerous communication goals that can be described using the acronym CALM, which means Cost, Aims of treatment, Liability, and Maintenance.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Review relevant case selection, loading protocols, and bone-grafting needs for complex full-arch cases.

  • Discuss the literature regarding advanced and complex therapies in the mandible and maxilla for full-arch treatment.

  • Describe immediate implant placement and loading to improve functional outcomes and to meet patient requirements.

About the Author

Alfonso F. Pineyro has a private practice in Seattle, Washington.

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