Dr. Alex Molinari is currently the Director of Clinical Professional Relations and Education for Neodent USA, Inc. Dr. Molinari received a PhD in Periodontics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUC-PR_BRAZIL), and a master’s degree of implantology by the São Leopoldo Mandic University(Campinas, BRAZIL). Dr. Molinari is a specialist in periodontics at the University of Santa Catarina (UFSC – Florianopolis - BRAZIL) and holds a graduatedegree in implant prosthesis from the University of Sagrado Coração (USC – Bauru - BRAZIL). He formerly taught at ILAPEO in Curitiba, BRAZIL and was a Neodent consultant for 15 years. His research has been published in international journals and books about dental implants.
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Full arch rehabilitation with dental implants in edentulous patients or with compromised remaining teeth is a highly predictable treatment. Three-dimensional position of the implants, as well as bone reduction, are crucial points for treatment success, therefore, tilted implants must be designed minimizing the extent of cantilever and avoiding the commitment of the maxillary sinus and inferior alveolar nerve. The hybrid prosthesis is the most common type of prosthesis used in this kind of treatment and minimum space is required to allocate for the prosthetic abutment, the framework and the teeth. This training aims to demonstrate the need for bone reduction, proper implant placement, proper selection of straight and/or angled abutments, and the conversion of a denture over titanium copings.
Rehabilitation with dental implants has been a predictable procedure for a long time. Patient’s expectation in receiving a treatment with immediate result has brought us big challenges and that push us to find a way to realize their need. The implant loading time has been well studied and the techniques of two surgical stages, one surgical phase and immediate and/or esthetic loading has shown high success rate. A combination of the implant design, bone quality and quantity and the sequence drill are the three most important factors to increase the possibility to achieve an ideal primary stability of the implant. A pre-plan and complement tests are critical to optimize better results in this technique. The immediate loading procedure can and should be done in full arch cases, partial, single restoration and post extractions cases.