FDI-ADA Global Congress Keynote: Maintaining Dental Implants!
September 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prevention and Management of Biological and Technical Complications
The increasing application of dental implants, has resulted in a significant increase in the frequency but also complexity of problems we encounter with implant patients. Typically implant complications have been classified as biological (mainly involving inflammation or pathology of the peri-implant tissues) and Technical (involving the various implant or prosthesis components). These two major groups of complications have been traditionally examined as separate and non-related pathologies. Nevertheless, increasing evidence points to the close interrelation between biology and technology. Consequently, understanding of both biological pathogenic mechanisms, technical limitations as well proper comprehensive pre-therapeutical treatment planning is the key for the prevention and management of implant complications.
This seminar will adopt a comprehensive and inquisitive point of view and will aim to identify the common underlying factors of the most frequent types of problems encountered with dental implant treatments, whether this is technical or biological. Guided by actual patient cases, we will investigate the interrelation between the biological and technical causality and identify the proper strategies for prevention and management.