In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring any type of implant connection. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of the various types of connections will be analyzed. Participants will also learn when certain connections are indicated or preferred and how to participate in the decision making process with the oral surgeon or periodontist. The management of implants from single unit to multiple units in the partially edentulous arch will be discussed.
On day one, lectures will address all of the above topics. On day two, in addition to lectures and demonstrations by the instructor, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop including impression-making techniques, fabricating custom impression copings, fabricating provisional restorations for different types of implant connections, and provisional restorations for multiple implants.
DAY I – LECTURE ONLY:
Diagnosis and treatment planning
Different types of implant-abutment connections External – hex Internal – hex,trilobe, conical, conical with hex, and others Advantages and disadvantages Indications and contraindications for use Different brands and their connection types Multiple missing teeth Number of implants required to replace multiple missing teeth Implant prosthetics
Cement vs screw retained restorations Abutment selection prefabricated stock abutments custom computer designed abutments engaging vs non-engaging material selection, strength, indication splint or individual splinting at implant level splinting at abutment level splinting at the restoration level Abutment screws – different head-recess size/designs Provisionalization Impression techniques Biomechanics and occlusion Surgical guides
DAY II – LECTURE AND HANDS-ON:
Demonstrations: Instructor will demonstrate
Fabrication of single unit provisional restoration using different implant connections Fabrication of multiple unit provisional restoration Hands-On: Participants will have the opportunity to
Learn proper use of a torque driver Make implant level impressions for different types of connections Make accurate multiple unit impressions Attach abutments to implants Fabricate single unit provisional restoration using different connections Fabricate multiple unit provisional restoration