Are Implant Assisted Full Dentures Really Better than Conventional Dentures?
Congress Lecture
Introduction to Implant Dentistry

This lecture discusses the treatment of edentulism as a chronic condition and denture therapy as a palliative treatment with the aim of improving function and quality of life. A key concept is that patient satisfaction should be the standard by which denture success is measured.

The focus of this lecture is a study comparing mandibular complete conventional dentures vs. overdentures retained by two implants. These results clearly show that implant overdentures exceed patient expectations and were rated higher by patients for a number of quality-of-life benchmarks. The lecture concludes with information on three-implant, single-implant, and mini-implant overdentures.

At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…

  • discuss treatment planning considerations for implant overdentures
  • compare satisfaction and quality of life outcomes for implant overdentures and conventional dentures
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of three-implant, single-implant, and mini-implant overdentures
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0.37 Credit hours/points
ITI Online Academy Recordings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018
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Classification Tags
Assessment & Diagnosis
Case Type
Congress Lecture
Edentulous Mandible
Elderly Patients
Full-Arch RDP
General Topics
Implants vs. Conventional Dentistry
Introduction to Implant Dentistry
Patient Factors & Compliance
Prosthesis Design
Treatment Planning
Publication date: February 07, 2019 | Review date: January 31, 2019 | Next review date: January 31, 2022
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