12 March 2021 17.00 CET
THEORY + LIVE SURGERY
Soft tissue plastic surgical procedures and bilaminar techniques in particular, can be successfully used in combination with a pre and postsurgical prostethic approaches to increase the volume of the interdental soft tissue, to treat buccal gingival recessions and soft tissue dehiscence around dental implants and to provide the new implant supported crown with an esthetic transmucosal emergency profile. A new mucogingival approach applied to delayed or immediate post-extraction implant placement and loading will be presented.
Most of the times soft tissue deficiencies at the buccal aspect of implant-supported crowns are a matter of thickness rather than height. The lack of adequate thickness of the buccal soft tissues can lead to incorrect emergence profiles of the prosthetic crown, which are difficult to maintain from a hygienic point of view; in these cases, the main goal of the plastic surgery is not to increase the height of the keratinized tissues but to augment the thickness of the connective tissue at the level of the peri-implant transmucosal portion. This is achieved with a surgical technique that involves the use of a connective tissue graft covered by a coronally advanced flap.
Boundle and alveolar bone
The role of keratinized tissue versus soft tissue thickness
Mucogingival surgery for soft tissue dehiscence coverage around implants
Mucogingival approach in combination with immediate post extraction implant placement and immediate loading.
Soft tissue augmentation and simultaneous guided implant placement in the aesthetic zone
The soft tissue approach for implant installation after tooth extaction for periodontal reason.
Soft tissue augmentation procedures in edentulous areas before implant rehabilitation
Video of all surgical procedures
- Describe step by step the split-full-split elevation technique to obtain coronal advancement of the flap
- Describe step by step connective tissue graft harvesting technique
- Describe the “connective tissue platform technique” for soft tissue augmentation
Moderator: Phoebus Madianos
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Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PHD graduated in 1988 from the University of Bologna, Italy with a degree in dentistry. From the same University he was awarded PhD in Medical Biotechnology in 1999.
He is Professor of Periodontology and Implantology at the University of Bologna, Italy since 2000. Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli received many awards for clinical research in periodontology in Europe and the United States. In 2006 and 2008 was the winner of The AAP Foundation-E Bud Tarrson Reasearch Award in Oral Plastic Surgery.
He is an active member of EAED (European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry), SIdP (Italian Society of Periodontology) and SIO (Italian Society of Osteointegration) and also member of the European Federation of Periodontology.
He is an associate Editor of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and Member of the editorial board the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry together with peer reviewer in numerous periodontal and implant Journals. Innovator of several soft tissue plastic surgical techniques, Prof Giovanni Zucchelli is also author of more than 100 publications in Pubmed.
He was speaker at major international conferences on periodontology and has taught theoretical and practical (with live surgery) courses in numerous countries.
Prof Zucchelli is the author of the book title, ‘Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery’ best seller from Quintessence Publishing which is published in 10 different languages and co-author of two illustrated textbooks on periodontal plastic surgery (Ed. Martina) and of the chapter “Mucogingival Therapy-Periodontal Plastic Surgery” in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Lindhe J, Lang NP, Karring T [eds], Wiley-Blackwell.