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Session II: Identification and Management of Prosthetic Problems for Dental Implants

Ceramic Failure in Implant-Supported Restorations: Etiology and Management

Thomas D. Taylor
Saturday, June 8
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

Some authors have reported incidences of ceramic fracture of implant-supported restorations as high as 30%. This session will explore the potential etiologies for such high incidences of complications with ceramic restorations and offer some possible solutions for these problems. The roles of implant versus natural tooth support, loss of proprioceptive innervation, and altered implant abutment anatomy as well as material problems with these restorations will be discussed in detail.

Thomas D. Taylor, DDS, MSD, is a professor and head of the Department of Reconstructive Sciences and chairman of the Division of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is involved in both clinical and laboratory research and has published extensively in the prosthodontic literature. He is a former editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Dr Taylor currently serves as executive director and is a former president of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is also past president of the American College of Prosthodontists and the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and he currently serves as president-elect of the Academy of Prosthodontics and as co-president of the International College of Prosthodontists. Dr Taylor maintains a part-time practice limited to prosthodontics.