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Louwrens Swart


Dr. Louwrens Swart received a DDS degree and a Masters Degree in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. In Cape Town, he is in private practice specializing in immediate implant placement, bone grafting and socket preservation techniques. He is the current President of the Cape Society for Dental Implantology. In 2007, he served on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Nobel Biocare World Conference and has served as a moderator, presenter, commentator and expert panel member and performed several live surgeries at dental implant conferences and courses. Dr. Swart serves on the editorial advisory board of the Open Journal of Implant Dentistry (SA). He received Merit Awards for his contribution to implantology from the South African Society for Dental Implantology in 2008 and 2012.

Resources from this author



Blackie Swart: Tissue preparation prior to replacement of a failing implant, how to graft a site for the new implant to be installed, and implant installation and follow up

Replacement of failed implants (functional or esthetic) can be a daunting task and often achieves unsatisfactory results. A decision on implant removal, according to set guidelines, should be made as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary tissue loss. Normal bone physiology should...

Anterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration

Patient cases

Multi-disciplinary treatment of absent central incisors

A 28-year-old male patient presented after a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy performed to correct a Class II deep bite. During the same surgery, an autogenous chin graft was placed in order to augment the anterior maxilla. 

Anterior implants
Bone grafting and regeneration