Esthetics Implantology Lecture Session Theory

Implant Diameter Selection In The Esthetic Zone: A Paradigm Shift

Alf Leila A, Nile-Ritz Carlton April 6, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Prof. Juan Mesquida

Prof. Juan Mesquida

Traditionally, implant diameter selection has been determined based on anatomic and prosthetic parameters such as distance to adjacent teeth, residual ridge width and restorative emergence profile.
Current research emphasizes on the importance of implant tridimensional positioning and appropriate diameter selection in order to minimize loss of peri-implant tissues and render predictable gingival stability.
Furthermore, recent studies have isolated specific variables that will directly impact the behavior of peri-implant tissues over time. The aim of this presentation will be to analyze the classic parameters of diameter selection from a historical perspective and update classic concepts with an evidence-based approach.