|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
March, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 1
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Implant-supported prosthesis treatment planning aspects of Kaunas city dentists and dental specialists
Henrikas Rusilas*, Laura Jacinkevičiūtė*, Jan Pavel Rokicki*
Objective. Rehabilitation of mastication using fixed or removable prosthesis on dental implants is a daily procedure in modern dentistry.The huge variety of diagnostic tools and methods, such as cone beam computed tomography or surgical guides help to avoid complications. A vast quantity of diagnostic tools and prosthesis require a tight communication between surgeons and prosthodontists in order to achieve better treatment plan.
Methods. The questionnaire was approved by LUHS Committee of Ethics. A questionnaire of 17 demographic and specialized questions was composed. A randomized survey of dentists and dental specialists was conducted in Kaunas. A statistical analysis was performed using χ2 test and Student’s T-test criteria.
Results. Most of correspondents believe that treatment plan should be created by the current dentist, regardless his/hers specialization. All correspondents performing dental implantation, use elevation of mucoperiosteal flap. The most common diagnostic tool among dentists and oral surgeons is panoramic x-ray. The most common diagnostic tools between prosthodontists are panoramic x-ray and analysis of dental stone castings. The most common complications among dentists and prosthodontists are improper adjustment of soft tissue and errors of dental technicians, among oral surgeons – improper adjustment of soft tissues and implant position.
Conclusions. 1. The creation of treatment plan does not depend on specialization of dentist. 2. The elevation of mucoperiosteal flap is more common than non-flap procedure. 3. The most used diagnostic method is panoramic x-ray. 4. The most prevalent complications are improper adjustment of soft tissues and errors of dental technicians.
Key words: implant, prosthesis, treatment, plan.
Received: 16 01 2018
Accepted for publishing: 27 03 2018
*Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Lithuania
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