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Restorative Management Decisions Based on Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Phenotype

Time: May 22, 2021 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Speaker: Dr. Guo-Hao (Alex) Lin

The 2017 World Workshop on the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions re-defined the term “periodontal phenotype” as a dimension characterized by gingival phenotype (gingival thickness, keratinized tissue width) and bone morphotype (thickness of the buccal bone plate). Clinically, unfavorable tissue conditions (i.e. lack of keratinized tissue width) may result in future biological and restorative complications. This presentation will focus on the interdisciplinary relationship of the prosthodontist and periodontist to reconstruct the soft tissue framework for all of the restorative options in dental implant treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide an overview of soft tissue phenotype around dental implants
  2. To recognize potential restorative complications when soft tissue phenotype is not ideally constructed
  3. To provide treatment options to prevent future complications from a biological and restorative standpoint