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Complex Dental Implant Cases: Algorithms, Subjectivity, and Patient Cases Along the Complexity Continuum

Mark Durham, Marco Brindis, Nicholas Egbert, Leslie R Halpern
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America 2019, 31 (2): 219-249
Algorithms for predictable outcomes, or checklists in health care, have been widely supported due to their highly effective outcomes. This article shares "algorithmic roadmaps" to restore single-tooth, partially edentulous, and fully edentulous complex dental implant cases in the patient population. A review of the current literature is presented to provide systematic assessments followed by criteria in a checklist format that allows the surgeon and restorative dentist to determine whether a removable or fixed implant prosthesis is the best patient option. Several cases have been chosen to illustrate the algorithms the authors used to provide an optimized prognosis for surgical/restorative success.


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