Prosthetic Complications with Immediately Loaded, Full-Arch, Fixed Implant-Supported Prostheses

  • Steven Bongard
  • David PowellEmail author
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


Immediate placement and immediate loading of dental implants with full-arch fixed implant-supported prostheses have repeatedly been shown to be a successful treatment modality (Malo et al., J Am Dent Assoc 142:310–20, 2011; Maló et al., Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 14:e139–e50, 2012; Maló et al., Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 17:e531–e41, 2015; Maló et al., Eur J Oral Implantol 4:227–43, 2011). Today, it is becoming a standard treatment approach that provides an incredible service to patients by streamlining the transition from a terminal dentition to a fixed prosthesis, eliminating the need for an interim removable denture and reducing overall treatment time (Patzelt et al., Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 16:836–55, 2014; Afrashtehfar et al., Evid Based Dent 17:56–7, 2016). However, obtaining and maintaining a successful treatment outcome with this therapy can be challenging. From a prosthodontic standpoint, complications can be numerous and arise during the different phases of the treatment process. The aim of this chapter is to review the most common prosthetic complications that occur with full-arch fixed implant-supported prostheses, discuss methods to prevent these issues and present management strategies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chrysalis Dental CentresNorth YorkCanada

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