Prevention and Management of Complications in Implant Dentistry – University of Toronto Centre for Continuing Dental Education
Dental Implant Complication -Toronto Course
The evidence in the scientific literature supports that Implant Dentistry obtains a success rate of greater than 90%. With an increasing trend for number and acceptance of dental implants used as a viable tooth replacement therapy, complications and failures rates have increased proportionally.
Complications and failures in dental implants can range from minor to major, reversible to irreversible and problematic to detrimental. As a result, these dental implant problems will cause frustrations and disappointments for our patients and the dental professionals. These problems can have many different levels of undesirable consequences that can lead to compromised or less than optimal clinical results for our patients, extra financial burden to the patient and dentist, create antagonistic tension with our patients and ultimately affect the reputation for the dentist and the profession.
As a prosthodontist and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, Univerisity of Toronto, I conducted a lecture addressing my fellow dental professionals in prevention, early detections and management of dental implant complications. The lecture addressed:
- Patient selection criteria for dental implants
- Treatment planning complications
- Types of dental implant complications
- Dental prosthetic complications
More details on the Dental Implant Complications Course:
Course participants will have the following learning objectives.
Learn the classifications and incidence rates of the various modes of implant complications and failure rates.
Recognize early detections and prevention for these complications before they occur.
Learn various clinical techniques to manage and treat the implant complications in each of the various classifications.
This course will outline and address the various components of complications and failures with the objective to understand the following topics.
A. Patient selection criteria for Implant Dentistry:
Medical indications and contraindications
Dental history and evaluation to identify Risk Factors
Evaluation of patient’s psychological status and expectations
B. Treatment Planning complications:
Differentiation between prosthetically driven versus surgically driven treatment plans.
Number and position of dental implants required specific for each implant treatment modality.
Sequencing and timing for treatment protocols.
Selection criteria for diameter and lengths of implants as it relates to the final prosthetic restoration.
C. Surgical Complications:
Early surgical failures (implant lost before loading)
Late surgical failures (implant lost after loading)
Hard tissue complications (peri-implantitis)
Soft tissue complications (peri-implant mucositis)
Iatrogenic complications (anatomical violations)
Hard and soft tissue grafting complications
D. Prosthetic Complications:
Complications related to implant supported REMOVABLE prosthesis
Complications related to implant supported FIXED prosthesis
Technical and component complications in implant prosthesis
Management of implant occlusion and parafunctional habits