Dental Implants and Esthetics

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HANS-PETER WEBER, D.M.D., DR. MED. DENT. Professor and Chair, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

DR. JACINTO CANO PEYRÓ, D.D.S. Instructor in Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

This hands-on program is designed to teach the basic concepts of implant restoration for single or multiple missing anterior teeth, emphasizing the importance of restoratively driven implant placement. Treatment planning and esthetic risk assessment, the integration of biologic principles, implant design, established and new clinical techniques, restorative options as well as dental technology aspects will be discussed. Patient selection criteria including patient expectations and compliance and systemic or local contraindications will be highlighted and the use of properly designed provisional restorations documented. The didactic portion of the course will use a number of case scenarios to demonstrate treatment sequencing.  The hands-on portion will consist of how to efficiently make properly designed esthetic provisional restorations.

At the completion of this one-day course, the practitioner will have a comprehensive understanding of dental implant esthetic procedures and will be able to integrate the concepts covered during the program into their next implant case.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Review of SAC guidelines and treatment protocols
  • Discussion of the importance of recording patient history and current medication list and treatment considerations
  • Prosthetically and esthetically guided case planning and implementation
  • Understanding of the need for adequate communication between restorative and surgical colleagues regarding implant placement
  • Anterior implant restoration: considerations and issues
  • Immediate tooth replacement and restorative challenges
  • Biomechanical loading aspects of implant restorations