In recent years, optimal implant results in the esthetic zone can be predictably achieved utilizing many soft and hard tissue augmentation techniques. However, gingival recession frequently follows the buccal bone resorption after completion of treatment. Dental cone beam computed tomography can evaluate the change of the buccal bone before and after implant placement. This evaluation can clarify the most predictable method for obtaining tissue stability around implants. This presentation will focus on soft and hard tissue management around implants and will discuss the optimal approach for obtaining tissue stability of esthetic implants.
Yasukazu Miyamoto, DDS, is an instructor of periodontology at the Japan Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and the director of the Shijo-Karasuma Perio Implant Center. Dr Miyamoto lectures on topics in periodontology, osseointegration, and implant esthetics and is a visiting lecturer at the Tokyo Medical and Dental School as well as Asahi University. He is the president of the Osseointegration Study Club of Japan and vice president of the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology.
Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes