The main objective of the course is to learn how to develop and maintain crestal bone stability around implants. Surgical part will focus on importance of vertical and horizontal soft tissue thickness on the outcome of the treatment. Participants will learn how to increase vertical soft tissue thickness by 4 novel methods. Practical part will focus on using membranes to augment vertical soft tissues on animal models, special suturing techniques, designed for this purpose. Prosthetic part will focus on implementing special impression method, designed by Dr. Tomas Linkevičius for deeply positioned implants. Each participant will receive full set of “Zero bone loss concepts” articles, published by Dr. Tomas Linkevičius and co-authors.
Part I. Development of crestal bone stability.
Vertical soft peri-implant tissue thickness was shown to be a decisive factor in crestal bone stability. Therefore we need to know the answer to the question “What to do?”, when faced by thin biotype.
Participants will know:
• The influence of thin and thick tissues on bone condition
• How to diagnose thin vertical tissues
• Implant placement depth depending on implant/abutment connection type
• Selection of materials for vertical augmentation
• How to increase vertical thickness with allogenic membrane?
• Reduce the bone to… save the bone
• “Tent pole” technique to increase crestal bone stability… and many more.
Participants will learn different methods to make thin tissues thicker:
• Incision and flap release for vertical soft tissue augmentation
• Preparation of the membrane
• Positioning and suturing of the membrane for vertical augmentation
• Use of “tent pole” technique
Part II. Maintenance of crestal bone stability
It is important to preserve bone levels after prosthetic treatment. Recent research has proved the selection of screw-retained Zr20 restorations with polished subgingival parts can maintain the status achieved by surgical part.
Participants will know:
• How to select cemented or screw-retained restorations
• The safe cementation without cement excess
• Easy construction of cement-screw retained restorations, using Ti bases
• Cement excess – new plague of the implants?
• The effect of zirconium on peri-implant soft tissues
• Adherence zone and plaque zone. What is the difference?
• Supragingival prosthetic material – which one to select … …and many more.
• Participants will learn how to take a difficult open tray impression, when tissues are very thick and implant is positioned deep under the gingiva.
More details about the course please find at www.tomaslinkevicius.com
Fee for dentists 1.490,- EUR plus VAT I Fee for dental technicians 300,- EUR plus VAT (2nd day)