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Soft tissue management around dental implants

Functional versus esthetic aspects

Dr.med.dent. Kai Fischer

, Release date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Expiration date: Saturday, December 22, 2018

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Mucogingival surgery for correction of soft tissues within the oral cavity is a common procedure in dentistry.

Autologous tissues from the palate like Free Gingival Grafts (FGG) or Subepithelial Connective Tissue Grafts (SCTG) are often applied during gingival augmentation procedures to either augment keratinized tissue or ridge volume. These periodontal surgery techniques were also transferred into implant dentistry.

Hereby, functional and aesthetic indications need to be differentiated. In the posterior or functional area, the main goal is to maintain or augment keratinized mucosa around implants to prevent periimplant infections. In contrast, gain in soft tissue volume is necessary to achieve a perfect appearance in the anterior region. The lecture will mainly focus on surgical aspects in both areas and will give a insight into new developments in the area of soft tissue substitutes.

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Dr.med.dent. 

Kai Fischer

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Dr. Fischer graduated in dentistry in 2009 and received his title

“Dr.med.dent” in 2011. Between 2010-2012, he was working as a

Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Periodontolgy, University of Wuerzburg (Germany), where he obtained further training in periodontology and implant dentistry. In 2013, he became a Specialist in Periodontics of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo). Currently, he is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Department for Periodontology, Witten/Herdecke University, and a Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Periodontology Unit, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London. Dr. Fischer has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.

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