Abstract

The therapeutic goal of implant dentistry is not merely tooth replacement but total oral rehabilitation. Considering dental implants as a treatment option can provide patients with positive, long-term results. Implants have developed into a viable alternative to conventional prosthetic reconstruction of edentulous areas. They provide excellent support for fixed or fixed detachable appliances, which increases function compared with conventional complete dentures. Implant dentistry has gone through many phases over the years. Modern technology and design allows us to predictably place our dental implants in immediate extraction sites and often load the implants at the time of placement. Single tooth-by-tooth reconstruction provides easy access for the patient to floss and clean the areas compared with the relative difficulty in maintenance when crowns are splinted. This case study demonstrates full maxillary and partial mandibular reconstruction using dental implants. The implants were surgically placed immediately after extractions and loaded using a stable roundhouse composite temporary bridge. Following osseointegration, the implants were permanently restored with individual crowns.

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