Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
Moderator: Armin Abron
Speaker: Paulo M. Camargo
Proper placement of implant fixtures in the esthetic zone is dependent upon the presence of adequate bone volume following tooth extraction. Clinical trials have confirmed the benefit of performing procedures aimed at preserving the dimensions of the extraction socket in conjunction with tooth removal. The materials and techniques involved in treating the extraction socket with bone grafts and barrier membranes will be discussed and their indications outlined.
- Discuss the rationale for the use of bone grafts and barrier membranes in the preservation of alveolar ridge dimensions following tooth extraction.
- Outline the surgical principles and steps in the execution of alveolar ridge preservation procedures with bone grafts and barrier membranes.