This presentation will deal with the unique features that impact on the esthetic and gingival management of the anterior implant restoration. In many respects the periodontal biotype is as much a factor in a successful outcome as the actual fixture position. Sulcular form, ridge morphology, embrasure considerations as well as the mesio-distal, facio-lingual and apical positioning of the fixture will be addressed. In this context, implant to implant, implant to natural tooth and implant to pontic will be analyzed. The esthetic requirements of anterior restorations will be dealt with in depth. Included will be smile analysis, the unique esthetic demands of the mandibular anterior teeth, elevations, depressions, rotations and patient vs. dentist perceptions and expectations.
The controversy over whether to retain a tooth with endodontic therapy vs. extracting it and replacing it with an implant will be analyzed. Suggestions for each approach based upon bone quality and quantity, periodontal biotype and prosthetic requirements will be proposed.
- Understand the different gingival biotypes
- Understand the different restorative scenarios in the esthetic zone
- Understand when to retain or when to extract a tooth, from the prosthetic and periodontic view
Registration & Dinner: 5:30pm • Course Begins: 6:00pm • CE – 2 hours
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Arnold s. Weisgold, DDS, FACD In 1965, he was named the first Coordinator of Occlusion at Temple University where he developed a four year program in this discipline. He returned to the University of Pennsylvania in 1967 where he established the Department of Form and Function of the Masticatory System, the first of its kind in the world. In 1973, he became the Director of Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis and served in this capacity until 2006. From 1984 until 1987 he was the Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences and was the first Director of the Implant Research Center (1990-1996). He is presently Adjunct Professor of Periodontics.
He has served on the Council on National Board Examinations and is a Consulting Editor for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and previously served on the Review Board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. insights during his courses. He currently maintains a practice limited to microscopic Endodontics in Denver, Colorado