Evolution in Techniques for Bone and Soft-Tissue Regeneration
Bone & Soft-Tissue Regeneration: Approaches to Achieve Long-Term Aesthetic Success.
The stability of the hard and soft-tissue around dental implants is the key to achieve the long-term aesthetic success. Many factors such as the implant placement in the prosthetic planned position, the patient’s phenotype, the bone ridge dimension, the platform switching concept, the prosthetic design, the implant and abutment characteristics and the maintenance influence the stability of the soft-tissue margin over time. Vertical and horizontal bone regeneration, with resorbable and non-resorbable membranes, tenting screws or microplates, new 3D scaffolding procedures, focusing on the biomaterials and the surgical techniques will be shown.Patient's satisfaction mandates acceptable management of aesthetic zone, and of posterior areas. Therefore, mutual selection must be complemented by soft-tissue management in the form of incision design, suturing technique and thickening with connective or collagen matrices that maximises healing and results in high quality final outcome.