Session Details

Soft Tissue Management in Implant Therapy
(Event: 2015 Northeast and Southern Districts Meeting)

Apr 25, 2015 9:30am - Apr 25, 2015 10:29am
Session Type: Main Podium
Track: AGD Code 692

When is the ideal time to complete soft tissue augmentation around implants - before, during or after placement? What are the requirements for soft tissue stability around dental implants? This session will answer these questions, as well as describe techniques for soft tissue grafting, including the connective tissue graft, free gingival graft, and tissue grafting for ridge augmentation. The advantages, application, and uses of soft tissue allograft vs autogenous palatial tissue will also be discussed. A review of techniques for the harvesting of palatial connective tissue will also be presented.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Diagnose the need for soft tissue grafting prior to beginning implant therapy
• Understand how to perform most mucogingival procedures to augment soft tissue deficiencies around dental implants
• Recognize the best time during implant therapy to perform soft tissue augmentation, as well as choose the most appropriate donor tissue source for a given procedure.