Selecting the Correct Implant Abutment Design - Beyond Ti-Base
As the predictability of implant therapy has increased, patients' esthetic expectations levels have risen as well. The implant restoration needs to integrate seamlessly with the natural dentition. An understanding of proper treatment sequencing is critical to achieve a highly successful esthetic outcome. Intimate coordination between the precise surgical aspect and the restorative phase is paramount in achieving consistent esthetic restorations. This program will discuss the importance of abutment design and material selection in creating a predictable, stable esthetic outcome.
At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify esthetic risk factors for natural teeth and implants
- Understand the impact of treatment timing between the surgical aspect and the restorative outcome
- Recognize the role of implant provisionals in creating and maintaining soft tissue contours for implant esthetics
- Discuss the design and material selection for implant abutments