The claim that “Tooth movement generate bone Implants need bone” is well-known. That TADs can prevent alveolar atrophy and thereby facilitate both insertion of implants and other kinds of fixed prosthesis is on the other hand not common knowledge. The use of TAD as “handles” for skeletal expansion and for distraction osteogenesis is another application that widens our interaction with other branches of dentistry. The lecture will focus on the tissue reaction related to the above mentioned applications.
Identify where a TAD supported replacement of a lateral maxillary incisor is indicated as a semi-permanent replacement.
Perform a skeletal expansion with TADs as “handles”.
Recognize where it is an advantage to support fixed prosthesis with TADS.