Hardware Maintenance for Implant FDPs
Learning Pathway
Treatment Outcomes and Continuing Care

The survival and success of implant reconstructions is underpinned by careful treatment planning, appropriate prosthodontic design, excellent clinical execution, and ongoing maintenance of the peri-implant tissues and overlying prostheses. In particular, fixed prostheses require careful attention due to their intimate proximity and relationship with underlying implants and surrounding tissues. In addition, these prostheses may also exhibit contours and working components/materials that require regular inspection and maintenance to ensure optimum material survival and peri-implant health. This Learning Pathway discusses various aspects of maintenance protocols around fixed implant-supported prostheses, as well as factors related to their planning and design that facilitate the success of ongoing maintenance protocols.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to:

  • list the baseline assessment criteria for implant-supported FDPs
  • explain the relationship between prosthesis design and the potential technical and/or biologic complications
  • indicate the various prosthetic presentations which may require intervention
  • outline preventive measures to avoid technical and biologic complications as well as intervention strategies for their minimization
  • describe different clinical scenarios that may be detected as part of a regular maintenance protocol
Theory & Principles
Hardware Maintenance of Implant-supported Fixed Dental Prostheses
Congress Lecture
John Hyun Uk Cho
Principles of Managing Hardware Complications Associated with Fixed Dental Prostheses
Learning Module
Thomas D. Taylor
Protocol for Fixed Implant Supported Prostheses Delivery
Learning Module
Eoin O´Sullivan
Prosthetic Planning and Design to Prevent Hardware Complications
Congress Lecture
Hans-Peter Weber
Implant-Supported Prostheses from a Long-Term Perspective - What Works and What Does Not
Congress Lecture
Hans-Peter Weber
Survival and Complication Rates of Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses over the Last Decades
Consensus Statement
Clinical Applications
Replacement of Multiple Teeth in a Partially Dentate Posterior Maxilla and Mandible with …
Clinical Case
German Gallucci
Replacement of Five Teeth with a Fixed Dental Prosthesis on Bone-Level Implants
Clinical Case
Dejan Dragisic
Classification Tags
Anatomy & Biological Principles
Biological Complications
Mechanical/Technical Complications
Peri-Implant Mucosa
Prosthesis Design
Prosthodontically Driven Planning
Treatment Outcomes & Continuing Care
Treatment Planning