Implant Tooth Replacement: The Esthetic Challenge

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Implant Tooth Replacement: The Esthetic Challenge

Speaker: Brian LeSage, DDS, FAACD

The challenge of the missing maxillary anterior tooth is recreating the harmony and balance of the white and pink surroundings of the remaining natural dentition. Osseointegration happens, esthetics needs to be created.

This course will cover esthetic parameters in regards to implant retained restorations. Smile design principles will be broken down to bring clarity to our everyday clinical procedures. Parameters of abutment selection, prosthetically generated papillae, and occlusion are discussed in a user-friendly fashion. Macro and Micro Esthetic principles will be discussed in detail, to aid the clinician in treatment planning dialogue with the surgeon and the technician.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate each patient’s smile using white and pink esthetic criteria to gain clarity and a predictable esthetic outcome.
  • Emphasis will be in understanding pink esthetic parameters and how these will guide the implant team in treatment planning, placement and prototype fabrication.
  • Discussion will include “prosthetically generated” papillae – is this a reality?

Implants are the standard of care for missing teeth. However, many dentists remain intimidated by implant surgery. This course covers the smile design principles and treatment planning dialogue that help ensure a predictable outcome with implant tooth replacement.