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A Novel Surgical-Prosthetic Approach to Optimize Peri-Implant Tissue Esthetics

Description:
The achievement of an aesthetic implant-supported restoration is a constant challenge to the restorative dentist. Due to the circular shape of the implant and its smaller diameter, when compared to the root of a natural tooth, a dilemma inevitably occurs of how to construct an artificial crown that will imitate the natural tooth crown form. The appearance of the surrounding soft tissue is of major importance, and various techniques have been developed to guide its topography. The Marginal Migration Concept is a technique that helps the clinician in order to achieve a long-term predictable outcome in the Aesthetic zone by enhancing the surrounding tissues. The lecture will show step-by-step clinical procedures from diagnostic models through surgery with immediate provisional restoration therapy to the definitive restorations.

Date Added:
7/13/2017

Author(s):

Konstantinos D Valavanis, DDS Konstantinos D Valavanis, DDS
Dr. Valavanis attended the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Dental School, Greece, where he received his degree in dentistry in 2000. After graduating he ...
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Questions & Comments
FARHAN DURRANI492 - (7/23/2017 8:54 AM)

Great Presentation

konstantinos valavanis - (7/22/2017 2:58 PM)

Hi Mo:) great question which means a long answer... type 2 socket is the one with the most controversial treatment scenarios as there is a defect in the hard but not in soft tissues. Of course clinically there are many different sub-categories of type 2 sockets. i like to see 5 sub-categories: a) small mid-facial defect of the buccal plate b) a bigger defect but the base of the buccal plate is present c)no buccal plate is present d)no buccal plate is present and also inteproximal defect(s) is/are present e) no buccal plate and palatal bone defect we can understand that the bigger the hard tissue defect present, the thicker the soft tissue biotype is in order to be in the type 2 socket category, meaning there is no way to have a missing buccal plate, thin soft tissues and no soft tissue recession. Keeping all this in mind i treat with my concept as described on the video the 2 first sub-categories of type 2 sockets with minor modifications as i show in the last case. I promise to share and discuss with you and the dental XP community my treatment approach for all subcategories in type 2 sockets on February in Florida. big hug

Maurice Salama - (7/16/2017 6:08 PM)

Kostas can you describe your approach to Type 2 Sockets using the "marginal migration" concept you describe here? Thanks Maurice

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