This lecture will present the various anatomical and surgical aspects that have a direct influence on treatment outcomes in esthetic implant dentistry. Anatomical aspects are analyzed with an esthetic risk assessment to establish an individual risk profile for each patient. This includes factors such as smile line, gingival biotype, horizontal and vertical bone and soft tissue deficiencies, as well the size of the edentulous space. During surgery, aspects such as incision and flap design, selection of an appropriate implant dimension and shape, the correct three-dimensional positioning of the implant, the selection of appropriate biomaterials for local contour augmentation, and the chosen surgical approach will influence esthetic outcomes. This presentation will review all of these aspects based on the current literature; recommendations will be documented with appropriate clinical cases.
Daniel Buser, DDS, Dr med dent, is professor and chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology and executive chairman of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He has conducted research at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Baylor College of Dentistry and spent a sabbatical year at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr Buser has served as president of various academic associations and foundations, including the European Association for Osseointegration, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology, the Swiss Implant Foundation, and the International Team for Implantology. He has received several scientific awards, such as the André Schroeder Prize from the International Team for Implantology, the Osseointegration Foundation Research Award from the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Daniel M. Laskin Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Author of roughly 250 publications, his main research interests are bone regeneration around endosseous implants, surface technology, and guided bone regeneration.
Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes