Treatment Sequencing for Implant Restoration of Partially Edentulous Patients
Steven Lewis, DMD
Over the years implant companies have provided more and more components to address the varied clinical situations that occur. While these new components have allowed for improved restorative designs, it can now be somewhat confusing to determine the most appropriate components, especially abutments. This article describes restorative steps for both single-implant and multiple-implant restorations; these steps help guide restorative dentists through the treatment process, enabling them to follow standard protocols for single- and multiple-implant restorations. With these protocols it is possible to select the most appropriate components and proceed with treatment in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner.