Soft Tissue Plastic Surgery in the Esthetic Areas of the Mouth: Management of Gingival Defects Around Teeth and Implants
New knowledge in soft tissue surgical management allows clinicians to achieve esthetic coverage of gingival recession with minimally invasive connective tissue grafts. The recession of the buccal soft tissue margin is a frequent complication of well-integrated dental implants. The appearance of metallic structure or even transparency through the thin buccal soft tissues is a common cause of esthetic complaints from patients. Moreover, bad implant placement frequently results in excessive apical dislocation of the buccal soft tissue margin of the implant-supported crown. Soft tissue plastic surgery procedures and bilaminar techniques in particular can be successfully used in combination with pre- and postsurgical prosthetic approaches to increase the volume of the interdental soft tissue, to treat buccal gingival recessions and soft tissue dehiscence around dental implants, and to provide the new implant-supported crown with an esthetic transmucosal emergence profile.
March 1–2, 2018
Up to 14.5 hours of CE credit
Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PhD, is a Professor of Periodontology and Implantology at Bologna University, Italy. He holds both a doctorate in dentistry and a PhD in medical biotechnology applied to dentistry. A widely published
scholar and the winner of numerous prizes for research in his field, Prof Zucchelli is the author
of the best-selling textbook Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery (Quintessence, 2013).