Clinical Complications in Fixed Prosthodontics: Causes, Prevention, and Management Part 4
You will receive 2 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $82.00
Part 4: Soft Tissue and Esthetic Complications with Dental Implants
Soft tissue complications present biologic problems that can lead to bone and implant loss and this presentation will discuss the factors that cause such problems occur and how they could have been minimized or avoided.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the types of soft tissue complications that occur with dental implants and their incidence.
- Know how to avoid or minimize these complications.
- Understand contemporary cementation guidelines regarding technique and materials.
- Discuss the space required for appropriate implant placement.
- Describe the bioesthetic guidelines for anterior teeth.
- Predict interproximal soft tissue esthetics prior to implant placement.
- Predict midfacial soft tissue esthetics prior to implant placement.
- Know the factors that cause mucosal recessions and methods of minimizing recession.
- Describe the crown contours that promote favorable soft tissue positioning.
- Understand facial growth changes that occur during adolescence and continue throughout life.
Soft tissue complications present biologic problems that can lead to bone and implant loss. In the anterior esthetic zone of patients with high smile lines, unesthetic soft tissue changes can occur that require special knowledge to avoid the changes. This presentation will identify how biologic and esthetic mucosal problems occur and how they could have been minimized or avoided.
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