Perimplant tissue design: parameters and key factors for optimum aesthetics

Konstantinos D. Valavanis DDS

Dr Valavanis attended the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Dental School, Greece, where he received his degree in dentistry in 2000. After graduating he was trained in implant dentistry in Kraichtal Germany and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA. He was then trained in implant prosthetics by Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, Tel Aviv Israel.

Dr Valavanis is Professor in the Oral Surgery Department, UniversitÓ 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 in the board of directors of ICOI and board member of the SENAME Implantology Association (Naples-Italy)

He is also founding member and implantology specialist of the German Implantology Society (DGOI) and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

He lectures nationally and internationally mainly on aesthetic implant dentistry.

The achievement of an aesthetic and healthy perimplant environment in implant dentistry today is a constant challenge to the surgeon and restorative dentist.

The appearance of the surrounding soft tissue is of major importance, and various techniques have been developed to guide its topography. Moreover 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 lecture will show step by step clinical procedures from diagnostic models through surgery and provisional restoration therapy to the definitive restorations.