This Compendium eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that presents important diagnostic and treatment planning principles of the All-on-4® treatment concept (Nobel Biocare) for the rehabilitation of the atrophic maxillary arch, and includes a case report illustrating free-hand implant placement using this treatment approach. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
Dental Rehabilitation of the Atrophic Maxilla Ankur Johri, DDS, MD, FACS
Rehabilitation of the atrophic maxillary arch can present a number of challenges in clinical practice. Adequate implant insertional torque may be problematic to achieve, and pneumatization of the sinuses may impede implant placement, among other clinical difficulties. All-on-X treatment concept has been found to be a predictable approach with safe long-term outcomes in patients with edentulous maxilla. Treatment planning for the All-on-X treatment approach in these patients involves special considerations—ie, bone quality, ensuring adequate bone reduction, the length of the implants, presence of bone in the maxillary zones, and the length of the cantilever. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC