Mariano Sanz: Soft tissue management as critical success factor in implant based restorations
- Soft tissue sealing around dental implants
- Soft tissue grafts: autologous vs. substitutes
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There is a need for a critical dimension of soft tissue seal protecting the osseointegration (biological width) and a minimum width and thickness of keratinised mucosa surrounding an osseointegrated implant. The standard surgical interventions to treat these conditions need a second intervention to harvest an autologous graft with the associated increase in patient morbidity. In the last five-years different soft tissue substitutes have been tested for replacing auto grafts in these indications. In this presentation we shall review the scientific evidence behind the use of soft tissue substitutes and the key clinical trials where they have been compared with the use of auto grafts.
Prof. Mariano Sanz received the MD degree from the University Complutense of Madrid in 1981. Later he obtained the Dr. Med. degree from the same University. He is a specialist in periodontology from UCLA and serves as professor and chairman of periodontology, as well as Director of postgraduate periodontology at the University Complutense of Madrid. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications and lectures internationally on periodontology, dental implants and dental education. He currently serves as Associate Editor at the Journal of Clinical Periodontology as well on the editorial committee of seven scientific journals.