Esthetic Zone Implants: Keys to Avoiding Complications Yet Achieving Consistent Outcomes
Time: 9:00 AM, February 23, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Chu
Immediate tooth replacement therapy has become a mainstream treatment modality for single and multiple tooth implants in the esthetic zone. The balance between achieving primary stability, implant diameter, and gap distance is a delicate dance yet essential for survival and esthetics. However, esthetic risks and complications exist such as apical socket perforation, loss of labial plate thickness over time, and loss of the interdental papilla due to proximity issues with tooth-to-implant distance following placement. An inverted body-shift dual-axis macro hybrid implant design will be presented and supported by pre-clinical [animal histology] and clinical [human] studies that scientifically supports, validates, and reinforces the biologic principles in design that ultimately enhances esthetic outcomes in modern day implantology. In addition, a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of angulated screw channel (ASC) abutments will be presented and compared as a solution for facially angulated uniaxial implants in the esthetic zone.
- Understand the implant complications and risks in the esthetic zone
- Understand the biology behind circumferential bone volume for long term maintenance to prevent ridge collapse, recession, and papillae loss
- Understand the inverted body-shift concept in macro implant design Understand the pros and cons of ASC abutments