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Treatment guidelines

Site development, soft tissue management

Key points

  • Recession of the midfacial mucosa is a risk with immediate implant placement.
  • The implications of implant-based therapy must be related to tissue biotypes.
  • Presence or absence of buccal alveolar bone can be discerned by CBCT.
  • A limited width of peri-implant keratinized mucosa (< 2 mm) correlates with an increased incidence of peri-implant mucositis.
  • Preservation of postextraction sockets seems to be effective in reducing ridge resorption.

Additional resources



Iñaki Gamborena: Esthetics in the anterior region

Sufficient soft tissue volume and natural scalloping contour is key for esthetic success. Dr Gamborena is discussing aspects of soft tissue management criteria, innovative connective tissue graft and healing abutment design, and related flap, suturing and restorative considerations...
Anterior implants
Soft tissue management
Prosthetic strategies


Eric Rompen: Soft tissue health and stability - how to achieve

Stable and healthy soft tissue conditions are important for the longevity of implant restorations and crucial for their esthetic success especially in the esthetic region. Dr Rompen is reviewing aspects of the biological width and gingival biotypes and their important influence.

Immediate implant placement
Anterior implants
Posterior implants

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Achieving your intended outcome with endosseous implant therapy requires careful planning and execution of both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of treatment. Seamless integration of these two phases of care is vital. Attaining your final treatment outcome typically is based on a number of factors: a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, obtaining the required records, a thorough understanding of the possibilities and limitations inherent in both the surgical and prosthodontic phases of different treatment options, developing and communicating a definitive treatment plan to the patient, and patient acceptance of that treatment plan


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