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Implant Therapy-Sequence of Surgical & Restorative Phases Implant Therapy-Sequence of Surgical & Restorative Phases

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, Peter C. Shatz, DDS

Date Added:

3/1/2005


Summary:

Failure of the natural dentition due to periodontal- or endodontic-related osseous infections may complicate implant therapy. Sequencing (ie, staging) of the surgical aspects of the treatment is essential to achieve the desired restorative objectives. Additionally, for indications in which the adjacent natural teeth require cosmetic enhancement as part of the overall treatment plan, proper sequencing will influence the definitive results. The following article discusses the surgical and restorative phases of implant treatment utilizing a step-by-step approach.

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