Comprehensive dental implantology
Stabilisation of the peri-implant muco-gingival complex can prove difficult. This presentation is a step-by-step description of the comprehensive application of a number of surgical procedures that can be carried out by the able/skilled practitioner in a single surgical sitting, illustrated by a multitude of cases with a minimum of 12-months post-loading follow-up. Tooth extraction and immediate insertion of implants into modified sockets, whether suffering apical or chronic periodontitis with marked bone loss. Consecutive xenograft application followed by the creation of a muco-gingival complex that can be stable in an area prone to gingival recession as a result of 'thin-gum' phenotype or reduced width of keratinised gingival tissue using the subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) in a variety of fixations and the pocket-lining pedicle flap (PLPF) will be illustrated.
Qualifications: MMedSci (Dental Implantology) MSc (Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology) BDS LDSRCS MFGDP