A natural emergence profile: PART 1
In this tutorial, Dr. med. dent. Michael Berthold, M.Sc. and dental technician MDT Otto Prandtner present a patient-oriented concept for preserving hard and soft tissue structures in single-tooth restorations. (Language: German)
You can find the first part of the tutorial at the bottom of this page!
The transmucosal zone is the most sensitive zone in modern implantology.
When success is measured by the preservation of supporting hard and soft tissue rather than the longevity of the crown, the patient is much better served.
From the patient’s point of view, the appearance of the peri-implant soft tissue and the prosthetic substructure are a very important aspect in evaluating a successful implant treatment.
This tutorial shows template-guided immediate implant placement in the esthetic region with appropriate hard and soft tissue management. Furthermore it describes in detail the planning process.
The use of predictable biological techniques for hard and soft tissue reconstruction, coupled with digital planning, are a key aspect of the concept.
The design of the subgingival and transgingival contour is decisive in the fabricated healing cap, which ideally copies the natural root shape and thus ideally supports the emergence profile or, through targeted modification, provides good support for periodontal plastic measures. This results in the three-dimensional implant position, taking into account sufficient primary stability and peri-implant augmentation measures.