ITI Online Academy News: October Update
This month learn how to plan for an esthetic implant outcome - and how to assess the results of your treatment. And do you want to learn how top clinicians have achieved esthetic results in their own difficult central incisor cases? Newly added Clinical Cases have all the details. To find out what else is new on the ITI Online Academy, just read on.
New Learning Pathway
In recent years the focus of implant therapy has shifted from achieving osseointegration to realizing an esthetic outcome that is harmonious with the surrounding hard and soft tissues. The Learning Pathway Esthetic Outcome Assessment was created to assist you in recognizing optimal outcomes as well as esthetic compromise and complications. This Pathway also provides a basis for discussion of these outcomes with your patients.
Esthetic Outcome Assessment comprises a Learning Module, four Lectures, two Consensus Statements and a range of Clinical Case examples.
New Learning Module
Planning for an esthetic fixed prosthesis - one that is in harmony with the dental and facial structures of the patient - should follow a logical sequence. Esthetic Planning for Implant-Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses guides you carefully through this process, covering all relevant factors: facial, perioral, prosthetic, soft tissue. This Learning Module also explains how to incorporate tools such as the Esthetic Risk Assessment and the pink and white esthetic scores (PES and WES) into the planning process. You can take the free Assessment to judge your grasp of esthetic planning.
New Congress Lectures
When tissue volume is not sufficient and augmentation is indicated, you want to know: ‘What can I achieve, and how?' Luca Cordaro answers these questions with a practical approach in Hard and Soft Tissue Management in the Esthetic Zone - Part I and Part II. The indications, timing, and techniques of soft tissue grafting are the focus of Part I. The rationale for selecting different bone augmentation procedures - simultaneous or staged - is the topic of Part II.
A prognostic factor for peri-implantitis is prosthetic contours that prevent access for plaque removal. In Healthy Esthetics for Implant Supported FDPs Charlotte Stilwell discusses how to design prostheses that won't hamper your patient's oral hygiene efforts.
Different implant designs impact the surrounding hard and soft tissues in different ways. In Contemporary Implant Designs - What Has Changed? David Cochran discusses the biologic effects of the most common implant and component configurations.
New Clinical Cases
In Replacement of an Ankylosed Central Incisor with a Gingival Recession a clinician describes a tooth decoronation procedure to increase the amount of keratinized mucosa, followed by tooth extraction with socket grafting and late implant placement with simultaneous contour augmentation - a treatment approach that resulted in a highly esthetic outcome.
In Replacement of a Fractured Upper Left Central Incisor, the treatment plan for replacing a tooth with horizontal root fracture and acute infection is delayed placement of a bone level tapered implant using a staged approach.