Esthetic improvement is the first chief demand we receive from our patients today. Esthetics focus on the re-creation of the volume, color, and texture of natural tissues. This can be achieved by placing implants properly (according to the time of tooth extraction), preserving hard tissue thickness, and filling the residual walls with biomaterial. Soft tissues, on the other hand, can be preserved and increased using resorbable membranes. The aim of this lecture is to show how to prevent mistakes in daily practice and how to use the technology available today.
Nicola De Angelis, DDS, DMSc, received his dental degree at Genoa University, where he currently serves as assistant professor and coordinator of clinical research projects. He completed the postdoctoral program with a master course in periodontology at Siena University. He is an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of the Italian Society of Periodontology. He is also a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr De Angelis has published numerous articles on periodontology and implant surgery and maintains a private practice in Acqui Terme, Italy.
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