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November 2, 2017

Occlusal Considerations in Full-Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthetics

By Michael C. Verber, DMD
Supported by Preat Corporation

Trading implants for teeth changes the masticatory system and its ability to mediate functional and parafunctional activity. Treatment requires careful consideration of prosthetic materials and design. This article will explore the differences between implants and teeth that expose implant prosthetics to unmitigated occlusal forces. The advantages and disadvantages of various prosthetic options and materials will also be discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Contrast occlusal considerations between implants and teeth.

  • Describe factors that influence prosthetic selection.

  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of various prosthetic materials.

  • Consider restorative options that facilitate management of prosthetic complications.

About the Author

Michael C. Verber, DM, CEO & President, Verber Dental Group, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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