This is a great lecture for those considering treatment planning. Saving or extracting teeth can be a challenging decision. Various factors need to be considered. In this lecture, Professor Goodacre considers so many factors when choosing tooth vs implants including survival rates, treatment fees/cost effectiveness, ethical considerations, approximation of the ideal, biological and mechanical factors, patient specific factors and other considerations.
The Overall AIM is to provide factors that are helpful in treatment planning on whether to extract or save teeth
The objectives are to discuss the following topics and gain information on these
• A comparison of dental implants vs endodontics
• A comparison of dental implants vs endodontics in the hands-on specialists and non-specialists
• Success and survival rates of fixed partial dentures
• Factors that lead to failure of fixed partial dentures
• He considered treatment costs and ethical considerations
• The benefits of maintaining teeth in terms of cost-effectiveness
• The benefits of implants comparing to fixed partial dentures
• The role of periodontal biotype on success
• Predictable papillae preservation and data. How to get papillae infill and where to consider infill may not happen especially in immediate implants
• Multiple adjacent implants and the difficulty of regenerating papillae
• Should teeth be treated periodontally or extracted and be replaced with implants
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