Implant Esthetic Complications and Management
Esthetic complications around anterior dental implants have become major concerns among many implantologists. This lecture addresses the etiologies as well as the approaches to avoid these problems before they occur. Research related to soft tissue recession and papillae loss around dental implants will be analyzed and discussed. An ideal implant 6-dimensional positioning to avoid this problem will be demonstrated. New implant recession classification and related treatments will be illustrated. Different soft tissue graft approaches to these defects will be presented. The pros and cons of techniques used to treat these complications around dental implants such as various soft tissue grafts (e.g., connective tissue graft, acellular dermal matrix, collagen matrix, free soft tissue graft, guided bone augmentation), as well as implant removal will be discussed.
- Recognize etiologic factors that may contribute to soft tissue recession around dental implants.
- Learn how to prevent future soft tissue recession around dental implants.
- Understand the decision tree used to select treatment modalities for the management of different implant soft tissue recession