LESS is MORE! - Successful durability and appearance of single implant restorations
The evolution of implants has revolutionized our ability to restore patients. As we have become more sophisticated we look for systems that are aesthetic, follow proper tissue contour and preserve bone height. How can we create natural looking restorations of high durability and healthy soft tissue conditions similar to natural teeth? Biomechanical limitations and biological treatment concepts impact on the clinical long-term success of single implant rehabilitations. New CAD-CAM systems promise more predictable and reliable work-flow and customized implant restorations.
How successful are recent treatment concepts, how reliable are restorative material choices and abutment designs for esthetic single implant restorations? What changed and what is here to stay? ‘LESS is MORE’.
- In comparison to the past - What changed and what is here to stay?
- Principles of aesthetic single implant rehabilitation with ceramic materials.
- Implant abutment choices, durability and interface concepts.
- Surgical timing and minimal invasive tissue management in aesthetic implant sites – the Periosteal Lock© technique.
Dr. Christian Stappert is Professor and Director of Periodontal Prosthodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He served several years as Director of Aesthetics and Periodontal Prosthodontics at the Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry associated with the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry. He is Professor and former Director of postgraduate Prosthodontics at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg. Dr. Stappert is cross-trained in Prosthodontics and Periodontics as well as Implant Surgery and graduated ‘Master of Science - Biomaterials and Biomimetics’ at New York University. His research interests involve the reliability of dental materials and clinical restorations, as well as tissue management and the perio-implant interface. Dr. Stappert has published over 90 scientific papers, book chapters and peer reviewed publications. He is editorial board member and reviewer of numerous scientific dental journals, and active member inter alia at the IADR, AO, AAED as well as GNYAP.