Patrick Palacci
Patrick Palacci

Saturday Mar 16

Saturday Afternoon

Papillae Regeneration: Technique, Limits, Predictability, Long-term Results (LM-3)

  Noon - 1:30 pm

Patrick Palacci, DDS

Implant restorations in the anterior maxilla are challenging, especially when treating patients with a high lip line and a lack of available tissue. These patients will exhibit large and unsightly dark embrasures reminiscent of severe gingival recession The action of augmenting or regenerating soft tissue is more difficult to perform in the coronal direction than in other directions. Unfortunately, there is usually a need to replace lost tissue in the coronal dimension. Today’s dental implantology is not only focused on function but also aesthetics. Papilla reconstruction or preservation is a key factor for a successful aesthetic outcome.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss indications for papillae regeneration technique; 2) describe technique tips and tricks, and 3) evaluate long-term results.