10:15 – 11:00 am AND REPEATED from 11:15 am – noon
Pink Is the New Grey for Soft Tissue Esthetics
Nurit Bittner, DDS, MS, DIP. ABP
With the increased esthetic expectations from both dentist and patient for high quality esthetic results, rehabilitation of the anterior maxilla with implant supported restorations is often challenging. This lecture will concentrate on restorative treatment guidelines to achieve esthetic results in implant dentistry. It will provide solutions to improve the esthetic outcome, as well as guidelines to achieve a more predictable result. In addition, evidence-based outcomes reported in literature evaluating “Pink” implants and abutments will be discussed.
At the end of the lecture the participant will have gained insights on identifying implant features, case selection, surgical and restorative guidelines, and other tools available to optimize the esthetic result in a predictable manner. They will comprehend the value of using a top-down treatment planning approach to case preparation and recognize the value of utilizing advances in technologies for developing and sustaining esthetic temporary healing abutments and restorations supported by dental implants. Finally, the participants will have an insight to the value of “Pink” color implants and abutments in improving the appearance of the peri-implant mucosa.