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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2019 May;31(2):219-249. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2018.12.003.

Complex Dental Implant Cases: Algorithms, Subjectivity, and Patient Cases Along the Complexity Continuum.

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1
Prosthodontist, University of Utah, School of Dentistry, 530 South Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA. Electronic address: Mark.durham@hsc.utah.edu.
2
Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA.
3
Prosthodontist, University of Utah, School of Dentistry, 530 South Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA.
4
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Utah, School of Dentistry, 530 South Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA.

Abstract

Algorithms for predictable outcomes, or checklists in health care, have been widely supported due to their highly effective outcomes. This article shares "algorithmic roadmaps" to restore single-tooth, partially edentulous, and fully edentulous complex dental implant cases in the patient population. A review of the current literature is presented to provide systematic assessments followed by criteria in a checklist format that allows the surgeon and restorative dentist to determine whether a removable or fixed implant prosthesis is the best patient option. Several cases have been chosen to illustrate the algorithms the authors used to provide an optimized prognosis for surgical/restorative success.

KEYWORDS:

Algorithms; Complex implant restorations; Interdisciplinary collaboration; Maxillary and mandibular ridge classification; Provider subjectivity

PMID:
30947848
DOI:
10.1016/j.coms.2018.12.003

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