Creating Soft Tissue Esthetic Profiles for Teeth & Implants
Friday, May 10
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Course Code: F 440
Quick Summary: Acceptable esthetics is not only about shade and morphology. The soft tissues play a significant role in overall esthetics and this is something about which dentists and hygienists must work together to achieve the best results and satisfied patients.
Fee: Dentists $60 All Others $25
Course Description: The supporting soft tissues for teeth and implants constitute the framework for esthetic restorations which would reflect a more natural appearance in our patients’ eyes. Establishing such framework requires either additive or subtractive procedures in order to attain and maintain a sustainable result with long term predictability. This presentation will review the critical factors that determine the final soft tissue profile when planning single tooth, partial and full arch rehabilitations.
- Understand the difference between tooth emergence and submergence profiles and their effects on soft tissues.
- Recognize the biological factors that determine long-term esthetic and functional success.
- Avoid common pitfalls that negatively affect outcomes when planning simple and complex restorative cases.
- Review complications seen in everyday clinical practice and how to manage them.
Course most appropriate for: Dentists, Hygienists, and Clinical Assistants
C.E. Hours: 3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code: 495