Full-arch implant-retained prosthetics in general dental practice.
The loss of all teeth from one or both dental arches is a significant disability affecting self-confidence, communication,
masticatory function and aesthetics. Whilst missing teeth cannot be restored to the natural state, the development of a prosthetic
dentition has been a goal of dental science throughout the centuries. Contemporary techniques allow for the replacement of
missing dentition with fixed or removable solutions, solving many of the problems. Implant dentistry has transformed this
area of medicine. This article provides dental practitioners with an overview of this important area of patient care.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Dental practitioners in clinical practice will frequently see edentulism; a good understanding of the available options for rehabilitation is essential.
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, University of Sheffield, Sheffield and Peak Implant Clinics, Derbyshire, UK.
SourceDental update 39:2 2012 Mar pg 108-10, 112, 114-6
MeSHDental Implantation, Endosseous
Dental Impression Technique
Dental Prosthesis Design
Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
General Practice, Dental
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Journal Article