Decision Making in Esthetic Implantology Cases

Decision making in dental implantology cases is one of the clinician's delicate activities. The decisions include selecting a particular treatment method, specific surgical protocols, and particular materials, and they can influence the treatment's final outcome. Factors that affect the decisions in any treatment plan involving dental implant therapy are numerous, including time, cultural and ethnic background, physical appearance, age, profession, cost, lifestyle requirements, personality of...

Medical Evaluation

A complete medical and dental history provides insight into the patient's current state of health. Patients are urged to reveal any ongoing or previous medical treatment and or any medications they are taking as well as any influencing habits. This highlights contraindications or important areas of concern for dental implant therapy (Malamed 1995, Sabes et al. 1970). The medical evaluation can also provide useful information on the potential prognosis of implant treatment (Halstead 1982, Misch...

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A 45-degree beveled incision. Figure 5.50. A 45-degree beveled incision. Figure 5.51A. A soft tissue mask on the cast to detect the amount of excess tissue to be removed. Figure 5.51A. A soft tissue mask on the cast to detect the amount of excess tissue to be removed. Figure 5.52. A. Scar tissue postsecond-stage surgery related to the place of the maxillary right central incisor. B. Mini onlay soft tissue graft is used to treat the deficiency. C. Three months' postcorrective...

Esthetic Guidelines of Implant Exposure Surgery

Modified Roll Technique Implant

Peri-implant soft tissue morphological characters that closely adjoin the implant components are of great value to implant esthetics. The ability of the clinician to modify and enhance soft tissue contours around dental implants at the time of the second-stage surgery can influence the overall restorative result. An excellent second-stage surgery protocol might help to restore missing biological tissue profile and or restore any related soft tissue contours. Therefore, numerous flap designs...

Achieving Soft Tissue Closure in Immediate Implant Therapy

Epithelial Tissue Tooth Extraction

Complete soft tissue closure on top of dental implants might present a prerequisite for the overall success of dental implant therapy (Lekholm et al. 1993). Submerging dental implants was originally performed to protect the bone-grafting material from the hostile oral environment and to prevent the migration of epithelial tissues along the socket walls. As a consequence, primary soft tissue closure in immediate implant procedures became a standard clinical routine by many authors (Gelb 1993,...

Sahin To Parel Distance

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