ELC20-GS8: The Challenge of Anterior Implants
Moderator: Kazushi Yasumasu, DDS, MSD
Speakers(s): Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS. Columbia University; Private Practice, New York, N.Y. Dr. Tarnow has disclosed that he is a consultant for Keystone Dental, Inc., Southern Corporation, Zimmer Biomet, and BioHorizons, a speaker for Keystone Dental, Inc., BioHorizons, Zimmer Biomet, Southern Corporation, Salvin Corp. and Brasseler Corp., and a research grant recipient from Osteohealth, Dentium, and Keystone Dental, Inc.
Dr. Michael Sonick, DMD. Private Practice, Fairfield Conn. Dr. Sonick has disclosed that he is a speaker for Zimmer Biomet.
Program Track: Implant Surgery & Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Course Description: The placement and restoration of dental implants in the anterior esthetic area requires careful planning and important treatment and workflow decisions. Is the site ideal or does it require alteration with periodontal plastic surgery to improve the gingival form? Is it best to extract the tooth, graft the area and delay placement of the implant or place the implant immediately? If the implant is placed immediately should an immediate provisional be placed? If a provisional restoration is placed what is the best crown contour and gingival margin placement? Throughout the process immediate or delayed how do we maintain, establish or regain the scallop of the interdental papillae? These presentations will not only address these questions but offer insight into planning and techniques that will lead to a predictable and esthetic anterior implant.
• Identify the risks and rewards of immediate implant placement
• Recognize the healing that takes place in a delayed and an immediate implant site
• Learn how to utilize periodontal plastic surgery to improve the gingival and papillary form
• Realize what types of graft material are best utilized
• Recognize if the addition of growth factors will improve healing
• Learn the proper crown form for provisional and final restorations for the maintenance gingival tissue form and esthetics
Course length: 39 minutes
Original release date: December 15, 2021
Expiration date: December 15, 2024
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 0.75 continuing education credits.
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The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.