Program Track: Implants
Moderator: Michael J. McDevitt
Speaker: Rainer Bergmann
Implants are rigid, while teeth have a periodontal ligament that allows for vertical movement and migration away from adjacent implants. This difference has a profound impact on treatment planning and restoration design. Reduction of lateral occlusal forces reduces the risk of restoration failures, just as in periodontally-compromised dentitions.
- Learn how to design and adjust occlusion to minimize restoration failure, and increase occlusal stability.
- Understand how occlusal considerations influence everything from restoration design to the choice of restorative materials.
- See how the occlusal relationship can be maintained when a transition is made from the last remaining teeth to immediately-loaded, implant-supported, restorations.