Practicing beyond your expertise - Part 10. Who's to blame, who's to name?

Show simple item record Sykes, Leanne M. Vally, Zunaid Ismail Evans, William G. 2018-01-11T12:54:30Z 2018-01-11T12:54:30Z 2017-06
dc.description.abstract A prosthodontist was recently called by a dentist who was asking for advice about a patient who was anaesthetized and lying in the chair at that time. The patient was partially dentate in the mandible, with severe periodontal disease and over-eruption of the remaining six anterior teeth. These were opposed by a complete maxillary denture. The patient had been unable to tolerate a mandibular partial denture resulting in development of a classical combination syndrome. The dentist planned to extract the remaining teeth and at the same time insert six implants in each arch. These were going to be immediately loaded with complete over-dentures, and later restored with two fixed implant supported prostheses. As a new implant system was to be used, the company representative had volunteered to assist with the instrumentation, componentry and surgical placement. However, once the teeth were extracted, neither the dentist nor the representative could decide on the best position, length and diameter implants to use in each arch. They were also concerned that the anterior maxillary ridge seemed to be severely resorbed and flabby, while posteriorly it was enlarged and encroaching on the restorative space. en_ZA
dc.description.department Prosthodontics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sykes, L.M., Vally, Z.I. & Evans, W.G. 2017, 'Practicing beyond your expertise - Part 10. Who's to blame, who's to name?', South African Dental Journal, vol. 72, no. 5, pp. 230-233. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2519-0105/2017/v72no5a8
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 E-Doc cc en_ZA
dc.subject Periodontal disease en_ZA
dc.subject Over-eruption en_ZA
dc.subject Anterior teeth en_ZA
dc.subject Maxillary denture en_ZA
dc.title Practicing beyond your expertise - Part 10. Who's to blame, who's to name? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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