This clinical, usable information-
packed presentation will describe and identify ten essential keys for
performing immediate single tooth replacement of a hopeless maxillary central
incisor. This treatment is considered a complex procedure and a team approach
is suggested as the maxillary central incisor is seen as having the most
esthetic zone failures resulting in unhappy patients. Once this occurs,
restoring the lost hard and soft tissues to their original pre-surgical levels
is near impossible. The updated 10 Keys checklist, if strictly followed, will
provide high predictability in preventing esthetic complications and offers
guidelines to ensure high success based on published studies by Dr. Levine and
his clinical research group which confirm the use of the 10 Keys protocol.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Recognize the “human factors” that can be the primary causes of technical and environmental complications in implant dentistry due to the lack of “checklists”.
- Describe the “10 Keys” team approach and its use as a diagnostic, surgical, and prosthetic sequential checklist to avoid esthetic zone complications.
- Relate the importance of phenotype modification as part of the surgical protocol with use of autogenous soft tissue grafting or a volume stable collagen matrix.