A Review of Dental Suturing for Optimal Soft-Tissue Management
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS
Soft Tissue Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: A Novel Method for the Measurement of Gingival Tissue and the Dimensions of the Dentogingival Unit
The purpose of the
present study was to develop a soft tissue cone-beam computed tomography (ST-CBCT) to
improve soft tissue image quality and allow the determination of the dimensions and relationships
of the structures of the dentogingival unit. Two separate CBCT scans were obtained from
three patients with different periodontal biotypes. The first was a scan following standard
methods; however, for the ST-CBCT the patients wore a plastic lip retractor and retracted their
tongues toward the floor of their mouths.
Current Trends in Gingival Recession Coverage 2
The recession of the gingiva is increasingly becoming a prominent condition in the oral health of many patients and should be treated at its earliest detection. Part I of this discussion reviewed the multifactorial etiology and decision modality; a treatment option was demonstrated for gingival recession using the tunneling technique. This concluding part of the discussion highlights two clinical cases using alternative approaches. The correction of Class I and II gingival recessions are presented as a means of minimizing surgical trauma and achieving predictable aesthetic results.
The Management of Immediate Implant Placement to Optimize Aesthetic Outcome in the Anterior Maxilla
Following tooth extraction the implant surgeon may select between various implant placement timing and loading protocols. Ideally these are to be determined prior to extraction, be it immediate, early, or late placement. Immediate implant placement even in the aesthetic zone is a literature supported treatment modality with success comparable to alternative placement protocols. Meticulous restorative treatment planning of a tooth destined
for extraction is essential. Selecting the appropriate implant and techniques may preserve and ensure natural aesthetics. Utilizing the patient’s own tooth crown can better provisionalize the implant with a ‘walk out as you walk in’
Implant Therapy and Esthetic Considerations - Extraction and Guided Bone and Soft Tissue Augmentation - Part 1 of 6
Dr. Maurice Salama describes the step-by-step surgical techniques required to ensure successful Guided bone as well as soft tissue enhancement of a deficient extraction site.
Modified Tunneling Technique
Surgery utilizing modified tunneling technique.
Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z
In this complete surgical video, Dr. David Wong performs an esthetic crown lengthening procedure to address a "gummy smile" as part of comprehensive therapy and smile enhancement. Dr. Wong will outline the indications for crown lengthening surgery as opposed to orthognathic correction. The surgical video will demonstrate the complete crown lengthening surgery, including incision design, flap management and instrumentation. In addition, suturing and post-operative care will also be outlined in detail.
Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities
In this presentation, follow the evolution of root coverage surgery from autogenous grafts to the more contemporary alternatives of today.
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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