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Surgical guidelines for dental implant placement.
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PMID:  16902543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of an implant supported reconstruction is to obtain optimal aesthetics and function. In order to achieve this, visualisation of the final restorative reconstruction is necessary prior to beginning treatment. The term 'restorative-driven' treatment planning has been used to identify this process. It requires a team approach of specialists, who can develop a multi-disciplinary treatment plan. It starts with an accurate diagnosis, which will lead to a prognosis of each individual tooth and the overall dentition. This information will help the clinician develop the treatment options suitable for tooth replacement. Only when the goals have been defined can the sequence of therapy be established. Working backwards from the wax-up of the final diagnostic model of the proposed treatment assists not only with the management of the complex case, but will help avoid mishaps. Effective communication between the team and the patient is extremely important. Understanding the patient's expectations is key to a successful outcome. Deciding that these expectations are realistic requires a correct diagnosis and an inter-disciplinary treatment plan that is logical. This approach takes time and requires a comprehensive treatment discussion between the team members, and then a thorough case presentation to the patient. Only then will the patient begin to understand the extent of their problem and the options available to reconstruct their mouth.
M Handelsman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  201     ISSN:  0007-0610     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-11     Completed Date:  2006-10-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-52     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
American Board of Periodontology, Santa Monica, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
Bone Density
Bone Transplantation
Clinical Protocols
Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team
Preoperative Care
Radiography, Dental
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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