This Compendium eBook offers a continuing education (CE) article on long-term biologic complications that may develop around dental implants in the esthetic zone, and how these complications affect treatment decision-making. Also included is a case review article on augmentation techniques used before implant placement in a compromised site. This article discusses how these augmentation strategies enhance esthetic outcomes for common alveolar ridge defects. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Long-Term Esthetic Complications Associated With Anterior Implant-Supported Restorations Lior Shapira, DMD, PhD; Barry P. Levin, DMD; and Ayala Stabholz, DMD
Implant dentistry in the esthetic zone is highly challenging because of not only the immediate postoperative appearance, but also the potential changes that might occur in the long term, such as soft- and hard-tissue recessions, infraocclusion of single implants adjacent to natural teeth, and the unpredictable development of peri-implantitis. Thus, the aim of this article is to identify possible long-term biologic complications that may develop around dental implant in the esthetic zone and discuss their effect on treatment decisions. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:$0 Provider:AEGIS Publications, LLC
Managing a Deficient Site: How to Augment Prior to Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone Bach Le, DDS, MD
Achieving an ideal esthetic outcome is challenging when moderate bone and soft-tissue defects exist. Bone augmentation is often required to create ideal gingival contours and esthetics. This article discusses augmentation strategies to enhance esthetic outcomes for common alveolar ridge defects.