Implant-Related Soft Tissue Management: Contemporary Strategies for Biologic and Esthetic Long-Term Success
In modern dentistry, implants are one of the most popular and sophisticated solutions for the replacement of missing teeth. While functional aspects are clearly the focus in the posterior area, a harmonic natural contour of the gingiva is highly desired in the esthetic zone. A precise planning of the initial incision, the preparation of surgical flaps, and the final suturing technique are essential for a successful treatment outcome. Understanding biologic interactions around implants is fundamental for contemporary soft tissue management and for meeting the patient's expectations. This lecture provides (1) an overview of biologic factors influencing the long-term stability of peri-implant tissue, (2) current surgical techniques for implant-related soft tissue management, and (3) the applications for modern treatment approaches, offering practical support to dentists in their day-to-day work.
February 27–28, 2018
Up to 13 hours of CE credit
Otto Zuhr, DMD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Frankfort, Germany. He lectures nationally and internationally and is coauthor of the best-selling textbook Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery (Quintessence, 2012). Dr Zuhr maintains a private practice focusing on periodontal surgery and esthetic dentistry in Munich.