Tissue Level Implants in the Aesthetic Zone with Less than 3-wall Bone Defects
Speaker: Shakeel Shahdad
Congress Lecture
Surgical Planning and Procedures

Osseointegration of implants is now well established, and the current focus is on achieving ideal esthetics and function. Long-term maintenance of soft tissue esthetics around implants is a challenge that we are only now coming to understand better. Factors such as type of bone defect, peri-implant bone remodeling, and timing of implant placement have a profound effect on facial bone maintenance and future soft tissue architecture. This presentation demonstrates and highlights important surgical considerations for predictably achieving and maintaining esthetic implant restorations, particularly in defects with fewer than three bone walls. Arguments for the advantages of tissue-level implants with simultaneous guided bone regeneration (GBR) in such defects are presented.

At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…

  • describe clinical situations where implants can be successfully placed with simultaneous GBR in defects with fewer than three bone walls
  • discuss the advantages of tissue-level implants in severe defects
  • understand how reduced diameter tissue-level implants can improve the predictability of the GBR procedure
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ITI World Symposium 2017
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Classification Tags
Anatomy & Biological Principles
Bone Augmentation
Bone Management
Bone Remodeling
Components & Materials
Congress Lecture
One-Piece Implants
Peri-Implant Mucosa
Placement Protocols
Surgical Planning & Procedures
Publication date: May 03, 2018 | Review date: April 26, 2018 | Next review date: April 26, 2021
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