The Transition Zone in immediate implant therapy: How to support it? Surgical and prosthetic considerations
The achievement of an aesthetic implant-supported restoration is a constant challenge to the restorative dentist.
Due to the circular shape of the implant and its smaller diameter, when compared to the root of a natural tooth, a dilemma inevitably occurs of how to construct an artificial crown that will imitate the natural tooth crown form.
The appearance of the surrounding soft tissue “the transition zone” is of major importance, and various techniques have been developed to guide its topography.
The lecture will show key factors and parameters through clinical procedures in order to achieve a sound aesthetic outcome in different treatment scenarios.
DrValavanisattended the National and KapodistrianUniversity of Athens Dental School, Greece, where he received his degree in dentistry in 2000. After graduating he was trained in implant dentistry in KraichtalGermany and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA. He was then trained in implant prosthetics by Prof.NitzanBichacho, Tel Aviv Israel.
Dr Valavanisis Professor a.c.in theOral SurgeryDepartment,
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, ITALY
He is a senior partner in the Athens Dental Institute, Athens, Greece.
he currently serves as the president of ICOI-Hellas, Ambassador and member on the board of directors of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists(ICOI), board member of the SENAME ImplantologyAssociation (Naples-Italy) and on the senior editorial Board for the “implant dentistry” journal.
He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
He is also founding member and implantologyspecialist of the German ImplantologySociety (DGOI) and Diplomatein the International Congress of Oral Implantologists(ICOI). He lectures nationally and internationally mainly on aesthetic implant dentistry.