This lecture underlines the importance of using well-documented implant systems and regenerative materials and also stresses that the whole dentition should be taken into consideration when planning placement of dental implants. Key topics include: the number of implants needed to replace missing teeth; indications for treating existing periodontal pockets prior to or simultaneous with implant placement; the amount and quality of existing keratinized mucosa and alveolar bone; and the ideal vertical position of the implant.
Numerous well-documented clinical cases support all information presented. The lecture concludes with clear recommendations for avoiding future complications.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
recognize the importance of evaluating the periodontal status of the entire dentition prior to planning placement of dental implants
identify the presence or absence of keratinized mucosa at planned implant sites
define the ideal vertical implant position to avoid both an exposed implant fixture and deep peri-implant pockets