Curso Online Teòric de Pròtesi sobre Implants. Nivell Bàsic
Competences to be acquired by students
- Students must be able to recognise the different types of attachments used in implant prosthetics.
- Students must be capable of taking an impression of implants.
Implant Prosthetics is nowadays a very common part of a dentist’s daily work. This means that all professionals should have at least some knowledge of implant prosthetics and be able to rehabilitate simple cases. Knowledge of implant prosthetics is important so that professionals can explain the different types of treatment available to patients.
- To provide the necessary knowledge to formulate the diagnosis, treatment plan and foundations for a step-by-step development of the different stages involved in performing implant prosthetics.
- To learn about and be able to use the different requisite components as well as how to make impressions to produce a prosthesis to be added on top of implants.
- Dr. Oscar Figueras
- Dra. Rosario Cedeño
Dentists and stomatologists who wish to acquire a basic knowledge of implant prosthetics and who want an introduction to the subject at both a theoretical and practical level.
Topic 1: Introduction to prosthetic implantology
- Terminology used in prosthetic implantology.
- Features that differentiate an implant from a natural tooth.
- Characteristics of implants; their different shapes and surfaces.
- Biomechanics, different types of force and their effect on the implant.
- The different phases in developing treatment.
- Different types of prosthesis that can be made.
Topic 2: Diagnosis and patient selection
- Medical history and examination of the patient.
- The usefulness of study models.
- Complementary examinations most widely used and why.
- Absolute and relative indications and contraindications.
Topic 3: Wax-ups, x-ray and surgery guide
- The importance of the diagnostic wax-up and its applications.
- The concept of the terms radiological guide and surgical guide.
- The importance of the radiological guide in planning treatment.
- Radiodiagnostic tests and their indications.
Topic 4: Pillar selection
- Factors that determine the type of pillar to use.
- Machine-milled, overpressed machine-milled and cast pillars, characteristics and indications.
- Screw versus cement-retained prosthesis.
Topic 5: Taking impressions
- Differences between natural teeth and implants and their importance in taking impressions.
- Objectives of impressions over implants.
- The different components needed to take impressions.
- Open and closed tray techniques. Characteristics and indications.
- Materials necessary for casting the impression.
Topic 6: Temporary prostheses
- The importance of the temporary prostheses.
- Types of temporary prostheses, indications.
- Concepts of loads and immediate aesthetics.
Topic 7: Unitary prostheses
- Learn about the distinguishing characteristics between anterior and posterior single prostheses.
- The different elements necessary to make a single prosthesis over implants.
- Risk factors involved in achieving an aesthetic result in anterior teeth.
- Knowing about the importance of the distribution of forces in the posterior section as well as in relation to the implanted crown.
Topic 8: Partial prostheses
- Materials used in their preparation.
- Know about the different preparation phases of both anterior and posterior partial prostheses.
- Learn about the type of occlusion in partial prostheses.
Topic 9: Fully fixed prosthesis
- Learn about the different types of prostheses to make according to the materials and the type of prosthesis required. Concept of Hybrid Prosthesis and Full Arch.
- Identify the different components and materials used in a complete fixed prosthesis.
- Know which type of occlusion must be used for fixed implant supported prostheses.
Topic 10: Implant retained overdentures
- The concept of what an overdenture is.
- Clinical indications and contraindications.
- Conceptualising the terms ‘implant-supported overdenture’ and ‘mucosa-implant-supported’ overdenture’.
Prerequisites & admissions
- To hold a bachelor’s/undergraduate degree in dentistry or medicine (having specialised in stomatology).