Replacing the Natural Tooth System in the Esthetic Zone: Flapless Implant Placement and Simultaneos Restoration to Preserve Tissue Contours and Guarantee Esthetics
Paul S. Petrungaro, DDS
Unique Implant Technology for Immediate Provisional Restorations at Implant Placement
To achieve adequate bone regeneration and implant stability, external forces that cause micro- or macro movement to the bone graft and implants had to carefully eliminated.
Ridge Preservation with Modified “Socket-Shield” Technique: A Methodological Case Series
After tooth extraction, the alveolar bone undergoes a remodeling process, which leads to horizontal and vertical bone loss. These resorption processes complicate dental rehabilitation, particularly in connection with implants. Various methods of guided bone regeneration (GBR) have been described to retain the original dimension of the bone after extraction. Most procedures use filler materials and membranes to support the buccal plate and soft tissue, to stabilize the coagulum and to prevent epithelial ingrowth.
Periodontal Photo Essay
Dr. Daniel J. Melker presents a Periodontal Photo Essay. Question: Why do we barrel in furcations?
Sequencing of Periodontal Procedures and Orthodontic Treatment
Severe cases of periodontal disease often require periodontal surgery and realignment of teeth. Surgical techniques have been developed that attempt to minimize postsurgical gingival recession and compromise the interdental papillae. A case report is presented in which reversal and correction of a deteriorating maxillary frontal dentition were effectively achieved through combined use of periodontal and orthodontic principles. The treatment plan included the control of periodontal inflammation, restoration of lost attachment apparatus, realignment of anterior dentition, stabilization of occlusion, and minor periodontal plastic surgery. The anticipated loss of a maxillary lateral incisor was avoided. Restoration of a pleasant smile with nicely aligned teeth and esthetic gingival contours was achieved. The correct sequencing of the procedures involved was considered a key factor for the long-term esthetic outcome.
Trends in Periodontal Surgery
Dr. P.D. Miller discusses periodontal surgery.
The “VISTA” Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access Technique for Treatment of Multiple Anterior Recession Defects
In this clinical video, the “VISTA” Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access Technique is displayed in the treatment of multiple anterior recession defects on previously restored teeth. Debridement, root conditioning, incisions, ACDM placement, instrumentation and suturing are highlighted as well as two week postop results.
Advanced Immediate Implant Placement Strategies Including the Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications
Immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone has become a controversial topic with regards to the long term aesthetic demands that both the profession and our patients have placed on this treatment modality. Since the controversy broke a few years ago there have been a number of outstanding developments that have revolutionized the way we do immediate implant placement. Soft tissue augmentations using the tunnel technique as well as the socket whiled technique are 2 of these techniques which form the baseline of treatment in our clinic. This lecture will go through all the updated protocols of immediate implant placement supported by the literature as well as deal specifically with the finer details of the socket whiled technique including step by step photos and video of the technique. More importantly it will cover numerous complications that we have had to deal with over the last few years that we have been doing this technique.
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.
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.
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