Planning for treatment involving implants can be a simple or a complex task, depending on the specific clinical case. This short lecture outlines a comprehensive, structured approach to this task, starting with a detailed patient assessment and ending with a plan for continuing care. Also covered are: the impact of age and systemic conditions, the status of the remaining dentition, planning for healed vs. fresh extraction sockets, and the role of different loading protocols. The presentation concludes with two case examples.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
- list the treatment steps common to most treatment plans involving implants
- discuss systemic conditions that may affect the sequencing of implant treatment
- list the different time points for implant placement after tooth extraction
- list the different loading protocols