Why soft tissues are the key point when dealing with esthetics in implant dentistry? What is their biological role? Why pink esthetics, intended as the proper relationship between the implant fixture and the supported crown, is so important for the final outcome of the therapy? The concept of soft-tissue integration is the new challenge in implant dentistry. The knowledge about the dynamics of healing in post-extraction sites recommends to avoid a staged approach with spontaneous healing after tooth extraction. To achieve an optimal result clinicians should consider to preserve the anatomy of the ridge and the soft tissue contour. During this lecture different surgical and prosthetic approaches will be discussed for single tooth and multiple teeth rehabilitations. From immediate implant placement to ridge preservation, the use of connective tissue graft as well as the use of tridimensional collagen matrix, together with the description of a novel volume-stable cross-linked matrix will be assessed. Different sites, different protocols, one goal: predictability.
> Learn the management of peri-implant soft tissues
> Understand when and how to augment peri-implant soft tissues