This course teaches the differences between precision and semi-precision attachments and incorporates their uses in the treatment planning of removable partial dentures, overdentures, segmented fixed bridgework and overdentures.
Attachment dentistry provides superior cosmetic and functional alternatives to the traditional cast partial denture with clasps. Attachments are simply rigid or resilient connectors that redirect the forces of occlusion. They are stress attenuators and absorbers. Their function is to preserve soft tissue and bone as well as provide retention, correction of angular discrepancies and cosmetic alternatives.
This all day program emphasizes the rationale for using precision and semi-precision attachments in the treatment planning of fixed and removable partial dentures, overdentures and implants. Each of these prosthetic options is discussed in detail providing a greater understanding leading to practice utilization. Various types of coronal and radicular resilient and non-resilient attachments are discussed including bars joints and bar units, studs and magnets. A logical approach to the treatment planning of attachment dentistry is presented which insures long-term success and patient satisfaction.
Clinical cases are reviewed and participants will gather knowledge, excitement and confidence enabling them to utilize attachments in their daily practice immediately. Participants are encouraged to bring questions which will be discussed throughout the presentation as well as any of their past experiences with attachments.
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will:
Understand the rationale for using attachments in fixed and removable prosthetics on abutments, roots and implants
Become familiar with precision and semi-precision attachments, studs, rod and tubes, magnets, bars and other types of fixed, removable, segmented and overdenture attachments
Be able to successfully incorporate attachment dentistry into patient treatment planning