Guided Tissue Regeneration in the Esthetic Zone
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $41.00
This course discusses specific technique modifications for guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures that enhance the predictability of successful functional and esthetic outcomes.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:
- Describe the common esthetic failures associated with guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures.
- Explain the principles of GTR gingival flap healing dynamics.
- Apply these principles clinically by incorporating technique modifications.
Common cosmetic failures in guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures performed in the esthetic zone include an unacceptable postoperative recession of the gingival flap and loss of the papillae. This article describes the dynamics of flap healing that contribute to esthetic failures. Specific technique modifications of GTR procedures that enhance the predictability of successful functional and esthetic outcomes are described.
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