Alina Krivitsky: Developing the ideal site for implant placement using bone graft substitute and GBR
- Hard and soft tissue changes following extraction
- Simplification of bone graft material selection
Dr. Krivitsky discusses the importance of site development for implant placement. She reviews the pattern of resorption following extraction and the important role bone graft plays in preserving the bone architecture. Her focus is on two specific challenges: immediate challenges following extraction referring to hard tissue changes, and late challenges referring to soft tissue changes.
With so many types of bone graft materials available the selection of the correct material can be daunting. Dr. Krivitsky discusses a classification to help simplify this selection. Utilizing the information discussed in this lecture, the formation of a positive three-dimensional architecture around implants can be created with predictable success.