Soft Tissue and Esthetic Considerations in Implant Therapy / Edition 1

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This long-anticipated book presents advanced surgical techniques for preserving and restoring natural dental esthetics in implant therapy. Written for the novice and expert alike, each chapter builds on the information in the preceding chapters in a clear, well-illustrated, and easy-to-follow format. Following a discussion of the rationale and biologic basis for creating a stable peri-implant soft tissue environment, the author presents a systematic approach to the patient evaluation, including quantification of the positive and negative elements that enhance and detract from an individual's smile; specific surgical maneuvers for managing peri-implant soft tissues, including various innovative flap designs; the surgical and prosthetic protocols of a technique for preserving the natural hard and soft tissue anatomy in patients undergoing tooth removal; soft tissue grafting techniques for augmenting attached tissues around natural teeth and implant restorations; and an innovative technique for reconstructing large-volume hard and soft tissue defects in the anterior maxillary area. The final chapter presents advanced cases that demonstrate the use of these procedures in various situations, along with algorithms to guide the implant surgeon in their selection and sequencing. For those who want to master new techniques for treating esthetic implant patients with a high level of predictability, this book is a must-have.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867153545
  • Publisher: Quintessence Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: SLIPCASE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 1,330,417
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Beyond Osseointegration 1
Anatomy and Biology of Peri-implant Soft Tissues
Choosing Between a Submerged and Nonsubmerged Approach
Systematic Evaluation of the Esthetic Implant Patient 13
A Simplified Approach to Patient Evaluation
Facial and Dental Symmetry
Periodontal Biotype
Anatomic Limitations
Marginal Tissue Recession
Classification of Alveolar Ridge Defects in Esthetic Implant Therapy
Surgical Techniques for Management of Peri-implant Soft Tissues 43
Instrumentation for Soft Tissue Management in Implant Therapy
Criteria for Optimal Flap Design in Implant Therapy
Application of Plastic Surgery Principles in Implant Therapy
Flap Management Considerations
Surgical Manuevers for Management of Peri-implant Soft Tissues
Flap Management Considersations for Mandibular Implant Surgery
Flap Management Considerations for Maxillary Implant Surgery
Flap Design and Management Considerations for Esthetic Implant Therapy
The Bio-Col Technique 75
The Importance of Site Preservation
Bio-Col Technique for Delayed Implant Placement
Bio-Col Technique for Immediate Implant Placement
Long-Term Clinical Results Obtained with the Bio-Col Technique
Suggested Refinements
Soft Tissue Grafting in Implant Therapy 113
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Oral Soft Tissue Grafting with Dental Implants
Modified Palatal Roll Technique for Dental Implants
Epithelialized Palatal Graft Technique for Dental Implants
Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft Technique for Dental Implants
The Vascularized Interpositional Periosteal-Connective Tissue (VIP-CT) Flap 163
Rationale and Biologic Basis
General Considerations
Potential Complications
Surgical Procedure
Clinical Experience
Esthetic Implant Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach 189
Philosophy of Care
Rationale for Site Preservation
Implant Site-Development Techniques
Prosthetic Considerations for Enhancing Outcomes in Implant Therapy
Surgical Considerations for Enhancing Outcomes in Implant Therapy
Use of Platelet-Rish Plasma to Enhance Outcomes in Implant Therapy
Conceptual Framework for Esthetic Implant Site Development
App Treatment Algorithms for Esthetic Implant Therapy 263
References 275
Index 278
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