Masking Buccal Plate Remodeling in the Esthetic Zone with Connective Tissue Grafts: Immediate Implant Concepts, Techniques
Bobby Butler, DDS

There are many factors to consider concerning immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone, particularly with regard to the biology of remodeling of the anterior maxillary buccal plate. This case series discusses technique options for autogenous SCTGs with immediate implant placement.

Advanced Immediate Functional Loading: Requirements for Long-Term Success in Modern Implant Dentistry
Georgios E. Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med. dent.

Presenting three clinical cases that illustrate possibilities for advanced immediate loading using different implant designs, this article demonstrates treatment of severe bone defects and the facilitation of placing implants in regenerated bone that can be immediately loaded.

Guided Implant Surgery with Placement of a Presurgical CAD/CAM Patient-Specific Abutment and Provisional in the Esthetic Zone
George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS; and Scott D. Vlk, DDS

Flapless extraction and immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone using CT-guided surgery were performed simultaneously, with placement of a CAD/CAM patient-specific abutment and non-occlusal function provisional in a single visit.

Criteria to Manage the Technical and Biologic Success of an Implant Abutment
Leon Hermanides, CDT

This article examines the role of the implant abutment in supporting both esthetics and technical success. Included are discussions regarding cemented versus screw-retained restorations, material selection for anterior tooth replacement, and design parameters.

Occlusal Considerations for Dental Implant Restorations
Rainer H. Bergmann, DMD, Dr. med. dent.

There are a number of considerations regarding occlusion when performing dental implant restorations. This CE article provides an overview of these issues, along with examples of images depicting various clinical situations.

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