Implant dentistry has significantly evolved since its introduction in the 1980’s. Refined surgical procedures, advancements in biomaterials and implant macro / micro designs have led to early osseointegration and increase in predictability of survival rates. However, no longer, is the success of implants confined to the survival of implants. A successful implant is the one that not only has minimal remodeling and is stable, but also, is esthetically harmonious with the surrounding tissues. In order to achieve this, especially when working in the esthetic zone, it is critical to understand key concepts such as case selection, risk assessment and prosthetically driven treatment planning.
Maxillary anterior implant cases often require hard and soft tissue development. Once a satisfactory emergence profile is created, it has to be communicated successfully to the lab to recreate the desired contours in the final restoration. This course guides the dental team through the process of comprehensive evaluation, imaging, timing of implant placement, implant selection, and soft / hard tissue grafting for an implant in the esthetic zone. Lastly, the hands-on component will guide the attendees through the steps of fabricating provisional crowns, chairside custom impression copings and finally impressions.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn about anterior implant treatment planning, surgery and prosthetics.
- Learn about site development to create an optimum implant site
- Understand surgical management for optimal aesthetics.
- Learn fabricating chairside provisional crowns.
- Fabricate custom implant impression copings.
- Implant level impression using custom impression coping.
- Catered only for dentists
- Equipment, instruments and materials for hands on course: Will be provided by Straumann USA and 3M
- Attendees are required to bring their loupes if they use in clinical practice.