This work reflects the surgical and treatment procedures employed by two highly experienced clinicians. Each chapter provides readers with information on how and why to treat their patients so as to realize and maintain an optimum esthetic outcome with implant therapy.
The diagnosis and assessment of the number and quality of hard and soft tissues suitable for implant placement are discussed with particular attention to the expected outcome of therapy. Placement of implants immediately after extraction are often challenging because the socket healing process is usually critical.
In such situations, it’s crucial to assess buccal cortical bone integrity and soft tissue thickness and consider alternative options if acute infections are present. Other considerations include the utilization of a grafting technique to fill the gap between bone and implant and therefore the choice of suitable biomaterials.