Although implants are one of many tools available to a dentist for the replacement of missing teeth, other fixed and removable alternatives shouldn’t be overlooked.
It is very easy to find a lecture or course on implants or how to save seemingly unrestorable teeth but it can be difficult to find out what to do when the patient can’t have an implant but still wants to replace the missing tooth.
There are many techniques used to restore missing teeth that have been lost to time. As more and more dentists do their own implants the old techniques used before implants were widespread have been lost in dusty textbooks.
This course aims to add tools to the dentist’s treatment options so they can best manage their patient’s needs no matter the circumstances or complicating factors that present themselves. If you have ever had a patient who wanted to replace a tooth but couldn’t have an implant and you were stuck with how best to replace the tooth then this is the course for you. This course will discuss Dentures, Cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges and more.
• Fixed vs removable replacement options
• Pontic design and site preparation
• Fabrication of a temporary
• Material selection and bridge design
• Mechanics of occlusion on bridge and pontics
• Cementation and maintenance
• Removable denture options and design principles
About the presenter
Dr Michael Frazis graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2012 and has worked in a mix of rural and metro practices. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in cosmetic work, complex surgery and nervous patients. He spent the first few years of his career focusing on patient communication and expanding his basic skill set. Dr Frazis is a frequent contributor to the online dental forum RIPE and is an educator and content creator for RipeGlobal. He has been involved with teaching dentists of all ages in a variety of hands on courses and lectures around Australia.