Following tooth extraction, the timing of implant placement depends on hard tissue configuration and physiologic anticipated healing. There are several factors that influence the selection of the most appropriate treatment algorithm: immediate, early, or delayed implant placement according to the known classification. This presentation will emphasize the role of different biomaterials in establishing an ideal future implant site reconstruction, the advantages of the immediate restored/loaded cases, the contribution of the autogenous tissue grafting source, and the importance of wound stabilization. Special attention will be given to the sequencing of implant placement and bone augmentation procedures.
Zvi Artzi, DMD, is currently an associate professor, the director of Graduate Periodontics, and the chairman of the Graduate Study Committee at the School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He received his certificate in periodontology at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and is an active member of the European Federation of Periodontology, the European Association for Osseointegration, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Association of Dental Research. Dr Artzi is also an active member and a past president of the Israel Periodontal and Osseointegration Society. He has published over 80 articles and research abstracts in peer-reviewed leading journals on the subjects of periodontology and oral implantology.
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