Clinical Realities - Papilla and Free Gingival Margin Preservation in Multiple-Tooth Extraction
Alejandro James, DDS, MsD, FID; Jose L. Castellanos, DDS
Replacing the Natural Tooth System in the Esthetic Zone: Flapless Implant Placement and Simultaneos Restoration to Preserve Tissue Contours and Guarantee Esthetics
Over the last decade, the number of cosmetic dental procedures performed in the general dental practice has increased steadily each year. Likewise, the use of dental implants as a tooth replacement options has become a more routine treatment alternative for patients missing teeth or requiring tooth removal.
Periodontal Photo Essay
Dr. Daniel J. Melker presents a Periodontal Photo Essay. Question: Why do we barrel in furcations?
The Aesthetic Smile: Diagnosis and Treatment
Until recently, dentists' and the public's concept of dental aesthetics was necessarily limited to alterations of the teeth themselves. Dentists concerned themselves with changing the position, the shape and the color of the teeth -basically restoring missing units or enhancing those already present. For the most part the dentist was forced to accept the pre-existing relationship between the three components of the smile; the teeth, the gingival scaffold and the lips.
Designing Periodontal Surgical Procedures in the 4th Dimension: Advantages of CBCT Planning
This presentation focuses on the recent introduction of affordable, innovative combination CBCT/panoramic units and how they are used in examination and diagnosis in periodontics as well as CT guided implantology and beyond. Emerging concepts in interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy will also be presented.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery in the Treatment of the Gummy Smile
Thanks to the constant advances in modern dentistry we can predict surgical results, stablishing new standards for diagnosis and develop treatments for periodontal plastic surgery as of Altered Passive Eruption by electrosurgery. This is used by the T- shaped regulation, provided by Dr. Chu for the accuracy golden proportions, which has became an innovative way to make cosmetic lengthening of the clinical crowns, covering changes in relations to size, shape, and balance of the teeth to obtain a radical variation in the front aesthetic of patients.
Trends in Periodontal Surgery
Dr. P.D. Miller discusses periodontal surgery.
The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil
The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Evidence is emerging that lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal, while eliminating many of the negative sequale associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery.
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
There is rarely a day that clinicians do not have to deal with an extraction site. If implant therapy is a consideration, then bone and soft tissue quantity and quality must be factored into treatment options. The ideal opportunity for bone preservation exists at the time of tooth extraction. All too often this opportunity is lost. Extraction techniques will be demonstrated that not only preserve but augment the amount of alveolar bone. The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.
Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment
Smile enhancement therapy has become an important facet of the everyday aesthetic practice. Achieving or maintaining optimal aesthetics requires detailed treatment planning and sequencing of therapy, and often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Aesthetic evaluation utilizing facial aesthetic design to diagnose tooth position demands effective communication between the periodontal-restorative team.
This presentation will review innovative sequencing techniques for interdisciplinary cases which require aesthetic crown lengthening for the treatment of excessive gingival display, and for gingival augmentation for root coverage, and the correction of poor gingival quality. Immediate implant placement with immediate non–loaded provisional fabrication will also be reviewed.
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