View from the Chairside – The Immediate Bridge
The Immediate Bridge is a most useful technique to restore form and function in one appointment. This presentation reviews a recently completed case for an elderly lady that did not desire a long protracted and expensive implant case. I unabashedly claim that I still prefer conventional tooth supported fixed bridgework over implants where possible. I have experienced long-term success with both approaches, as many of my Oasis posts bear witness. A dentist must be competent with both protocols in order to best serve the individual needs and sentiments of a patient. In a Core 1 presentation, an educator claimed that increasingly dentists may prescribe treatment not based solely on a patient’s needs, but rather on what they themselves might feel most comfortable doing.
Hence I claim…the more tools in the toolbox…the better the clinician.
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Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager