The success with implant prostheses is well known but the complications are seldom discussed. Complications with implants are stressful but are a harsh clinical reality. These are often a result of inadequate treatment planning, poorly designed prostheses, and a lack of regular maintenance. In this lecture, the complications from a prosthodontic aspect will be discussed in detail, as well as the design considerations and maintenance guidelines. As a result, the risk of complications can be minimised, and a long-term successful outcome can be achieved. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • List the 11 types of tooth resorption • Describe the specifVic clinical features of each type of resorption • Describe the specific radiographic features of each type of resorption • Differentially diagnose the different types of resorption.
- Learn to identify different implant prosthesis complications and their management.
- Learn to critically evaluate implant prostheses to minimise complications.
- Learn the recent literature and the clinical tips to help with decisionmaking and maintenance of implant prostheses.
Dr Varun Garg
Dr. Garg completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007. After working as a general dentist for few years in Perth, Australia, he started his postgraduate training at the University of Melbourne in 2015. During the postgraduate program he was ...