Fixed vs. Removable Prosthodontics for Restoring the Edentulous Maxilla
Learning Pathway
Prosthodontic Planning and Procedures

Fixed and removable prosthodontic implant therapy for restoration of the edentulous maxilla is both complex and challenging. Careful assessment and planning is needed in each individual case to explore whether a fixed or a removable solution will be the more suitable to satisfy the patient’s preference for optimal esthetics, phonetics, comfort and function. This Learning Pathway explores the prosthodontically driven treatment planning based on structured assessment, considered diagnosis and practical application in clinical case examples.

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

  • identify decisive factors based on structured assessment and treatment planning
  • recognize the importance of a prosthodontically driven plan and of planning implant configurations and placement accordingly
  • describe the role of additional investigation by 3D reformatted scans in assisting treatment planning
Theory & Principles
Prosthodontic Planning Principles for Implant Placement
Learning Module
Christopher Evans
Implant Configurations for Fixed Dental Prostheses
Learning Module
Sven Mühlemann
Design Principles for Complete Removable Dentures
Learning Module
Murali Srinivasan
Radiographic and Surgical Templates
Learning Module
Nicola Ursula Zitzmann, Sebastian Kühl
The Edentulous Maxilla – Fixed vs Removable for Esthetic Outcomes
Congress Lecture
Nicola Ursula Zitzmann
Removable Options for the Fully Edentulous Patient
Congress Lecture
Anthony John Dickinson
Implant Prosthodontics: Key Factors for Long-term Success
Congress Lecture
Dean Morton
Accuracy of Linear Measurements on CBCT Images Related to Presurgical Implant Treatment P…
Consensus Statement
Number of Implants Placed for Complete-Arch Fixed Prostheses
Consensus Statement
Survival and Complication Rates of Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses over the Last Decades
Consensus Statement
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures of Edentulous Patients Restored with Implant-Supported …
Consensus Statement
Clinical Performance of Intentionally Tilted Implants Versus Axially Positioned Implants
Consensus Statement
Loading Protocols for Fixed Prostheses in Edentulous Jaws
Consensus Statement
Loading Protocols for Implant-Supported Overdentures in Edentulous Jaws
Consensus Statement
Clinical Applications
Flapless Guided Surgery: Bar-supported Overdenture on Four Implants
Clinical Case
Robbert Jan Renting
Maxillary Implant-supported Full-arch Removable Dental Prostheses for a Geriatric Patient…
Clinical Case
Anthony John Dickinson
Immediate Loading of Eight Implants in the Maxilla and Six Implants in the Mandible and F…
Clinical Case
German Gallucci, Jean-Pierre H Bernard, Urs C Belser
Classification Tags
Attachment Types
Case Type
Cement Retention
Edentulous Maxilla
Loading Protocols
Mechanical Retention
Prosthesis Design
Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
Prosthodontically Driven Planning
Screw Retention
Treatment Planning