The 2014 3rd Annual LA Dental Meeting (Universal City, LA)

Sept 5-6, 2014

Successful, Predictable, Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach to Implant Esthetics: How to Avoid Esthetic Nightmares in Complex Cases?

Lecture Abstract:
A major challenge in implant surgery is that, in many instances, dental implants need to be placed in esthetic zone where there is extensive alveolar bone loss from dentoalveolar infection or other pathology. In this session, predictable surgical approaches to implant placement in complex esthetic situations will be presented with long term results. Scientific and literature support for the approach will be extensively discussed. Base on a systematic way of evaluating soft and hard tissues, a protocol for selecting the appropriate implant surgical approaches to avoid esthetic nightmares will be presented. Examples of esthetic nightmares will be presented with explanation as to why they probably have occurred, and how they could have been avoided. Surgical techniques to correct these esthetic problems will be discussed in detail. The importance of the four critical steps of surgical strategy for predictable esthetic outcome in implant therapy will be stressed.