Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone: Details for Predictable Outcomes

Numerous details are indispensable to achieve an excellent esthetic result in implant dentistry. Among them is the increasing need for bone and soft-tissue augmentation in the esthetic area in both vertical and horizontal aspects. However, these grafts can be applied at different moments of the treatment according to the clinical situation. Immediate or delayed implant placement, socket preservation procedures and staged grafts and implant placement are the possible choices to rehabilitate the esthetic zone. This session will review the surgically related factors that can influence the outcomes of treatments in the esthetic zone.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Assess the esthetic risk in patients in need for implants in the esthetic area. 
  2. Identify different moments for implant placement in relation to the extraction in the esthetic zone. 
  3. Select clinical indications and techniques for immediate placement and tissue augmentation in the esthetic zone. 

Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, PhD, MS
Professor and Acting Chairman
Indiana University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, Indiana
Disclosure: Geistlich: Speaker/Honoraria; Straumann Group: Speaker/Honoraria

An Internet-based CDE/CME Activity
Original Release Date: October 2, 2021
Expiration Date: October 2, 2024
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, PhD, MS

Clinical Professor, IU OMFS; Co-Director, Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry

Indiana University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Polido is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, with a Master's and Doctor (PhD) degrees at the PUC University in Porto Alegre, and an OMFS Residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.

He is a Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, also acting as Co-Director of the Center for Implant, Esthetic and Innovative Dentistry.

He is certified and a Fellow of the International Board for Certification of Specialists in OMF Surgery, as well as a Member and Fellow of several organizations, including the ITI, IAOMS, AAOMS, Academy of Osseointegration, Osteology Foundation, AO-CMF and the Brazilian College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He serves also as a reviewer for the main journals in OMFS and Implantology, as the IJOMS, JOMS, IJOMI and COIR.

His main interests are in Implant Dentistry Surgery, with a focus on Interdisciplinary Treatment and Digital tools, and in Orthognathic Surgery. He has many publications and lectures worldwide on digital tools, bone grafts, minimally invasive techniques, treatment of the esthetic area, complications, and the treatment of fully edentulous patients.

Disclosure: Geistlich: Speaker/Honoraria; Straumann Group: Speaker/Honoraria

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Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone: Details for Predictable Outcomes
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