Emre ŞEKER was born in Sivas, 1981. Worked as a research assistant at Near East University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics in 2007 as a research assistant after graduating from Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry. He completed his PhD thesis titled "The Investigation of Stress Distribution of the Implant Supported Fixed Prosthetic Restorations Applied on Grafted and Non-grafted Posterior Maxilla Using Three Dimensional Finite Element Stress Analysis Method" in 2011 and received "Philosophical Doctorate" from this chair and "Prosthetic Expert" from Ministry of Health. In 2012, he start to work as an assistant professor at Eskişehir Osmangazi University and received the title of Associate Professor in 2017. He is currently continuing his academic and clinical studies at the same university. For both national and international, he had close to 30 papers in journals and close to 50 abstracts in congress. His professional interests include implant prostheses, CT assisted 3D implant planning, CADCAM restorative systems, zirconium-laminate porcelain systems and smile design. He speaks English. Married with Dr. Başak ŞEKER and has a son and a daughter.

Overdenture or Hybrid Prosthesis on Implant in Edentulous Patients?

Nowadays, the development of digital imaging and treatment planning software and implant suprastructure manufacturing hardware have enabled a fully edentulous patients to be treated more often and reliably with implant-supported prostheses. Easy access to information, production technologies and innovations in material diversity have increased dentists, technicians and patient expectations. At the same conditions, it is still necessary to discuss which planning is clinically more acceptable in the oral environment to the same patient that can be subjected to many different planning procedures. Regardless of the economic parameters, the type of prosthesis that provides the longest aesthetic and functional gains in the hygienic range within biomechanical boundaries can be defined as successful treatment. In this presentation, it will be discussed about to indications of implant retained overdenture or hybrid prostheses that are planning for fully edentulous patients. Detailed information about patient expectations, aesthetic requirements, optimum implant diameter and height, number and places of implants, impression methods, sub-structure production systems, capability of laboratories and biological and mechanical complications will be given. At the end of this presentation, it was aimed to make it easier for the practioners to decide whether to perform an overdenture or a hybrid prosthesis in a fully edentulous patient.