There is an increasing need from patients for esthetic fixed dental restorations with, or without implant placement. The alveolar jaw is a tooth dependent structure – any tooth extraction results in alveolar ridge resorption. Surgical techniques used today to preserve or augment deficient ridges follow biologic principles to achieve the same goal: a maintained or enlarged alveolar ridge with harmonious soft tissue contours. While the extent and pattern of resorption varies among individuals, there is an obvious loss of ridge contour as a result of physiological bone remodeling. The tendency for advanced resoption is even more increased around deep periodontal defects, especially when the buccal alveolar plate has been destroyed. Reconstruction of sufficient periimplant hard- and soft tissue conditions is inevitable to achieve long term tissue stability and esthetics. The efficacy of the applied surgical protocols to eliminate periodontal defects at adjacent teeth is also of high importance to achieve favorable soft- and hard tissue conditions and to level off periimplant hard tissues to the proximal crestal bone of adjacent teeth.
The course will present surgical approaches to reconstruct lost alveolar hard– and soft tissues applying socket preservation-, guided bone regeneration- and vestibuloplasty techniques.
09:00-09:45 Current concepts of socket preservation – benefit of split thickness flaps
09:45-10:30 Horizontal- and vertical reconstruction of the posterior atrophic mandible
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Horizontal- and vertical reconstruction of the posterior atrophic maxilla
11:45-12:30 Clinical relevance of periimplant soft tissues; vestibuloplasty and enlargement of keratinized mucosa around dental implants
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Hands-on 1: Socket preservation with a split thickness flap and a modified GBR approach
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Hands-on 2: Reconstruction of alveolar defects with the GBR technique: application of xenogeneic bone substitute, covered by resorbable collagen and nonresorbable PTFE membranes
Marina Dbayeh Hotel Beirut
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