Part 1: Emulating the Esthetics of the Natural Dentitions: Challenges in Implant | Part 2: Implant-Supported Reconstructions for Edentulous Arches & Terminal Dentitions
Friday October 19, 2018 – 8:30am to 12:00pm
PART 1: Emulating the Esthetics of the Natural Dentition: Challenges in Implant Therapy
Success in contemporary implant therapy is measured beyond the yardstick of osseointegration. In spite of tremendous advances in evidence-based treatment protocols and technology, we are still confronted with tough challenges without ideal solutions. The healthy natural dentition remains the “gold standard” when measuring function and aesthetics. This presentation will engage participants to focus on managing and optimizing peri-implant soft tissue esthetics with a goal to achieve excellent outcomes that meet both functional and esthetic expectations of our implant patients. An enriched clinical format of selected case reports ranging from single tooth replacement to full arch implant-supported rehabilitations will elaborate on enhancement of soft tissue architecture, the ideal implant position with esthetics in mind, immediate implantation in fresh extraction sockets, post-extraction development of the gingival architecture and the essential role of provisional restorations.
• Discuss the important objective criteria by which soft tissue esthetic outcomes are evaluated.
• Understand the role of provisional restorations in developing soft tissue architecture in Implant Therapy.
• Discuss the protocols involved for accurate impression of pontic sites and implant emergence profiles.
PART 2: Implant-Supported Reconstructions for Edentulous Arches & Terminal Dentitions
Clinicians are seeing a growing number patients with terminal dentitions. With the aging population and increased life expectancy, residual dentitions often present with recurrent caries under crown and bridge reconstructions, periodontitis, failing restorations and compromised occlusion. In many cases, treatment ultimately include full mouth extractions and prosthetic rehabilitation on implants.
Clinical studies have shown improved the quality of life with implant-supported prostheses with either removable or fixed rehabilitations. Although many patients have a choice from more than one option, limitations include anatomy of the arches, maxillary vs mandibular arch, patient preferences, financial resources and oral hygiene habits of each individual.
This lecture will focus of the diagnosis and treatment planning, case selection and delivery of care from the surgical, interim and final prosthetic phases based on contemporary scientific evidence. An enriched clinical content including several case reports will illustrate the protocols involved to achieve excellent function and aesthetic results with implant over-dentures.
• be able to identify patients that can benefit from full mouth extractions and implant prostheses.
• understand limitations and contrasts between fixed and removable implant-supported prostheses based on sound diagnostic principles.
• understand the basic rationale for implant number and positions / distribution
• have an overview of the general treatment protocols, potential complications and maintenance requirements.
Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, FRCD (Canada), FACP (USA). Dr. Oliver Pin-Harry is a board certified Prosthodontist in both Canada and USA. He is in fulltime private practice at Burlington Prosthodontics, his referral-based clinic, specialized in Implants, Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry.
Dr. Pin-Harry earned his DDS from L’Université de Montpellier, France and his Master of Science in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA where he serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Graduate Prosthodontics. He has privileges at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington.
His accolades include a Research Fellowship Award from the American College of Prosthodontists for his clinical research as principal investigator on implant therapy of the edentulous maxilla. He continues to dedicate time to clinical research and advanced technology to achieve optimal patient-centered outcomes.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Fellow and appointed Examiner of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Pin-Harry is a published author and frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings on implants, digital workflow and esthetics.