In addition to proper treatment planning and execution, the performance of implant-retained restorations is influenced by factors affecting the bone–implant interface, as well as the ability of the restorative solution to function as a complete system. The use of non-original, generic components can affect the mechanical stability of a restoration. Instability, arising from a poor fit at the implant–abutment connection, may compromise the bacterial seal and, in turn, threaten the longevity of a restoration. The use of integrated solutions, with demonstrated biological, mechanical, and clinical performance, better equips clinicians to offer optimal long-term outcomes for patients. In future, an advanced understanding of the biomechanical factors that influence early bone formation and long-term maintenance will continue to inform implant dentistry. In the course of the lecture, key parameters and procedures will be detailed to ensure best possible long-term outcomes for patients.Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Stefan Holst, DMD, PhD was appointed Global Head of Research and Science at Nobel Biocare in March 2013 and was promoted to Head of Research, Science and Regulatory Affairs in June 2014, followed by VP Implant Systems and Research in January 2016. Prof. Holst graduated from the Medical University of Hannover, Dental School in 1999 and continued his postgraduate education at the Louisiana State University, USA. Returning to Germany, he was then appointed as a full Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Erlangen for 11 years prior to joining Nobel Biocare. In 2012 Prof. Holst was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.