Technical and biologic complications of implant-supported fixed complete dentures are unfortunately quite common. Major and minor complications are significant factors affecting the success of our treatment and negatively affect the longevity of these prostheses. The association between prosthodontic factors (number of implants, prosthetic material, cantilever length, bruxism, occlusion, and others) and the survival of these prostheses will be studied. Clinical recommendations for material selection and conclusions will be drawn for predictable long-term outcomes.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Assess the available materials for full-arch prostheses (metal-resin vs metal-ceramic vs zirconia) as well as the factors that are correlated to biologic and mechanical complications for different prosthetic materials.
- Identify the prosthetic and surgical factors for successful outcomes with full-arch prostheses (esthetic factors, prosthetic space, loading protocols, number of implants, etc).
- Describe clinical recommendations for predictable long-term outcomes with full-arch prostheses.
The content of this program was current as of January 2022.