Future Simplicity in Soft Tissue Management

“There is no aesthetic without soft tissue harmony” – Marius Steigmann.

Delegates of the BioHorizons annual symposium 2017 heard Dr Marius Steigmann discuss how to augment soft tissue biotypes with simplified instrumentation, materials and protocol to achieve tension free closure and predictable aesthetics.

Dr Steigmann shared new simplified techniques for UK dentists to achieve predictable soft tissue architecture.

The below images give an example of the technique and work of Dr Steigmann. They show how the papilla was built to ensure an aesthetically pleasing result in implant dentistry.

The achievement of optimal aesthetics around anterior dental implants has been a major challenge for many clinicians. The key to an aesthetically pleasing appearance lies in the clinician’s ability to properly manage the soft tissue profile around dental implants.

After osseo-integration and function, patients expect an aesthetic result from implant dentistry, however, aesthetically pleasing results are not possible without soft tissue perfection.

Every implant is designed to create primary stability, however with so many options of surface technology on the market, what is the clinical evidence behind these surface technologies and how do they really work to encourage faster osseo-integration and a positive soft tissue response? Marcus Beschnidt and Jack Ricci debated the evidence and took a deeper look at how hard tissue and soft tissue respond to implants at the Great Clinical Paper Debate in February.

Is one dependent on the other and did the results of the discussion make you more attached to your choice of implant?

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