Bio-Oss Collagen in the Buccal Gap at Immediate Implants - A 6-Month Study in the Dog
Dr. Mauricio G. Araújo; Dr. Elena Linder; Dr. Jan Lindhe
Soft Tissue Enhancement After Implant Placement
Soft tissue management is one of the key factors for successful implant restoration. Esthetics can be strongly influenced by the conditions of the peri-implant tissue. Substantial knowledge of tissue anatomy and biology is a fundamental prerequisite for surgical success. The present chapter introduces different techniques to improve the appearance of the soft tissue after implant placement. Cases of repositioned flaps, FGGs, and CTGs are presented along with biological considerations. It was our intention to present various indications and options to the clinician to achieve an increased amount of peri-implant KG or connective tissue thickness.
Workshop Guidelines on Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry
Predictable formation of a direct bone-to implant interface is a treatment goal in implant dentistry. The 2-stage surgical protocol established by Branemark et al to accomplish osseointegration consisted of several prerequisites, including (1) countersinking the implant below the crestal bone, (2) obtaining and maintaining a soft-tissue covering over the implant for 3 to 6 months, and (3) maintaining a minimally loaded implant environment for 3 to 6 months. The primary reasons cited for the submerged,…
Three-Dimensional Bone and Soft Tissue Requirements for Optimizing Esthetic Results in Compromised Cases with Multiple Implants
In this article, the concepts behind achieving esthetic and functional implant restorations and the necessary three-dimensional peri-implant hard and soft tissue management required to realize these goals are discussed.
Extraction Site Grafting
A clinical video of post-extraction site management.
Eric van Dooren and the future of Dentistry
Where Esthetic Dentistry is headed to ?
Immediate Implant Therapy with Provisionalization in the Anterior Region
Dr. Richard Akin describes the step-by-step process of extraction, implant placement and immediate provisionalization of an anterior incisor.
Implant Overdentures: What You Need to Know
Implant Dentistry has evolved from the original concept of primarily treating the edentulous mandible with a retrievable fixed prosthesis. Today most dental implant cases involve partially edentulous situations treated with fixed prosthetic solutions. However the fully edentulous mandible and maxilla still comprise an important subset of our patients, and techniques for utilizing fixed and removable full arch prostheses have evolved to restore both arches.
Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability
This presentation describes some basic biological aspects that can be used as a rule in any treatment planning, simple or complex, to determine the viability and the ideal type of restoration in order to obtain a high aesthetic outcome. A novel Radiographic Biological Ruler will be presented and used in different type of cases to explain the concept of 3A-2B.
Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction
In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aesthetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depending on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). Sometimes it even dictates the implant position. From a surgical perspective, soft tissue height, position and thickness need to be diagnosed and corrected when needed. From the prosthetic point of view, the emergence profile has to be created to mimic the natural appearance and maintained over time in respect to the biological changes. The course teaches step by step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.
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