ESTHETICS IN RESTORATIVE AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY
With Dr. Eric Van Dooren
7.5 CE available
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Dr. Eric Van Dooren attended the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he received his degree in dentistry in 1982. After graduating he opened a private practice in Antwerp, Belgium, which is limited to periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and implants. Currently Dr. Van Dooren is a Visiting Professor at University of Liege ( Belgium) and University of Marseille . He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Van Dooren lectures nationally and internationally , mainly on aesthetics,implants and aesthetic periodontal surgery.
The choice of a so-called ”ideal restoration” is the biggest challenge for a prosthodontist today and needs a comprehensive and sophisticated decision-making process running on many different levels (team patient-dentist-technologist, general esthetic aspects, functional and biologic situation, intra- and intermaxillary situation; tooth and implant situation and antagonistic relationship, soft and hard tissues situations, biomaterial used). The aim, to copy nature by choosing the many different periodontally- and implant supported prosthodontic solutions and by applying certain rules, supports our efforts for an ideal restoration. However there still are many compromises to be accepted by the whole team.
The restoration of natural teeth in general and the placement and the restoration of dental implants in special remains a challenge not only because of esthetic and functional demands but mostly because of difficult pre-existing anatomy. Anatomic factors such as horizontal or vertical bone deficiencies and iatrogenic factors such as improper implant selection (under- or over-sized) or the malpositioning of dental implants (mesiodistal, apicocoronal, and orofacial dimensions with defining “comfort” and “danger” zones for proper implant position) for an esthetic implant restoration may further hinder the ideal restoration. A short historical overview followed by a treatment concept and decision making process based on literature evidence (clinical aspects to be respected), is presented.
- Esthetic Diagnostic tools
- Soft Tissue Management and Periodontal Plastic Surgery
- Surgical procedures guided by the Diagnostic Wax-up
- Ridge defect analysis: what is possible and what is impossible.
- Ridge augmentation and site development
- New trends in Esthetic Implant Treatment