In this lecture, the second of a two-part series, German Gallucci discusses how overall treatment times can be shortened by careful selection of the appropriate loading protocol and the use of digital workflows. Using a series of clinical cases to illustrate major points, he discusses the clinical recommendations of the 2013 ITI Consensus Conference, and how digital workflows – digital planning, guided implant placement, and digital impressions – can be used to achieve optimal patient-centric outcomes in implant treatment plans. This presentation focuses mainly on full-arch fixed dental prostheses for edentulous patients; implant-supported and implant-retained overdentures are briefly discussed.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
define immediate, early, and conventional loading protocols
define the concepts of treatment regulators and risk factors, and their relevance to the three types of loading protocols
list the applications where immediate, early, and conventional loading protocols might be applied to fixed implant-supported prostheses in edentulous patients
describe the method by which transitional implants or remaining teeth may be used to assist in managing the transition from a tooth-borne to an implant-borne dentition
define the loading protocol best suited to the implant-supported and/or implant-retained overdenture