Diagnosis and Treatment planning for Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthesis
Implant prosthodontics were introduced in 1980s. Most unsuccessful cases are the result of a lack of communicating among the team members, insufficient knowledge of each members responsibilities, false assumptions etc. Understanding failures and their causes is more difficult with implant-supported prosthesis than with conventional prosthodontics. Careful diagnosis and treatment planning with a team approach prior to implant placement can help ensure a successful outcome. Diagnosis and treatment planning for use of a implant-supported fixed prosthesis are essential. The prognosis of the treatment plan should be confirmed by the implant team prior to treatment. All team members should understand the desired goals.
J. Dhaka National Med. Coll. Hos. 2011; 17 (01): 47-52