Patients with residual ridge defects in the esthetic zone represent some of the hardest challenges contemporary interdisciplinary teams deals with. They are both complex from a treatment planning and execution standpoint.
The ultimate goal is to reconstruct and optimize both hard and soft tissues in order to provide esthetic and functional results similar to those found in patients with a healthy dento-gingival complex.
Over the past decades, osseointegrated implants have provided extraordinary solutions, either supporting or retaining prosthetic devices aimed to restore esthetics, form and function. In the last years technology and materials have evolved enormously giving clinicians a wide array of options and treatment modalities.
This lecture will explore different surgical/restorative protocols based on our patients’ needs and conditions. It will provide guidelines that can be easily followed and implemented in practice, helping the interdisciplinary team comprised of restorative dentist, surgeon and dental technician improve their communication and hence their clinical results.
• Understand surgical and prosthetic options when treatment planning a ridge defect in the esthetic zone
• Analyze different surgical materials available in the market to enhance the treatment outcome
• Explore potential prosthetic materials and designs used to rehabilitate the esthetic zone on implants
• Improve the interdisciplinary communication amongst the team
Duration: 90 minutes, including 15 minutes for Q&A