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Prosthetic Guided Bone Regeneration for Ideal Implant Placement – American Academy of Periodontology, Corporate Forum
September 9 @ 2:00 am - 2:45 pm
Today in implant dentistry, osseointegration alone is no longer enough. Implants must not only be osseointegrated, but in the right place and esthetic. The excuse, “well that is where the bone was,” is no longer acceptable. Thus the position that creates the most beautiful and functional prosthesis dictates the location of the implant, not the ridge morphology. Today, we simply grow bone where we desire it. Techniques that are now available to augment hard and soft tissue at the various phases of treatment will be shown. Techniques will include particulate bone grafting, guided bone regeneration with bio-absorbable and non-resorbable membranes and the use of ridge expanders.
In addition, a thorough discussion of surgical technique including flap designs, suturing techniques, second stage procedures and post-operative management will be discussed. The sequence and timing of implant placement and regeneration will vary depending on the situation. Implant placement may be immediate or delayed up to nine months depending on the quality and quantity of bone. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the treatment modalities will also be discussed. Four grafting timing possibilities will be discussed:
1) At the time of extraction (site preservation)
2) Post extraction (ridge augmentation, sinus grafting, ridge expansion)
3) Simultaneous with extraction and implant placement (immediate implantation)
4) Post extraction and ridge augmentation (Per-implant GBR)
Length of Program: ½ Day to 1 Day
**Hand’s on Program may be available