Dental implant restorations have achieved remarkable progress in last 15 years, in both stability and function, but esthetic implant restoration is still a dilemma in anatomically compromised patients, such as those with alveolar clefts, periodontal disease, vertical bone defects, and other high esthetic risks. This presentation will discuss the current approaches to and difficulties of implant restoration in anatomically compromised patients, based on the results of 285 patients treated at Beijing University. A total of 835 implants were placed, and 12 implants had been lost by the last recall. Based on these results, current augmentation modalities and necessary surgical procedures provided predictable implant stability in those anatomically compromised patients. The esthetic results were also improved through clinical strategies. The detailed indications, clinical procedures, results, and complications will be discussed in the presentation.
Ye Lin, MD, DDS, is professor and chairman of the Center of Implant Dentistry and vice dean of the School of Stomatology, Beijing University. His areas of professional expertise are orthognathic surgery, oral implantology, and maxillofacial traumatology. Dr Lin is president of the Asia Implant Academy and president of the Chinese Association of Oral Implantology.
Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes