Implant Site Development & Restorative Crown Lengthening

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Implant Site Development & Restorative Crown Lengthening

Dr. Sebastiano Andreana, Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Director of Implant Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, UB School of Dental Medicine

The course will focus on two main aspects of dentistry: indications to extraction, socket preservation and implant placement, versus maintaining the single tooth and perform endodontic and restorative procedures


Benefits of Attending

The course will elucidate on the benefits of:

  1. specific extraction techniques with the aim of preserving hard and soft tissues, ridge preservation and implant placement in respect to function and esthetics;

  2. surgical and endodontic and restorative procedures to maintain the natural tooth

  3. published long term data on either clinical approaches


At the completion of the course, you should be able to clinically evaluate all possible conditions that lead to either extract the tooth or saving it.

It is still a clinician’s dilemma to maintain a damaged tooth via endodontic, surgical and restorative procedures, versus extracting the tooth, maintaining soft and hard tissue for a successful replacement with an implant-supported restoration.
Data from the literature will be presented, and discussed. Furthermore, key references will be distributed to the participants.
References for pre-travel study

Torabinejad M, Anderson P, Bader J, Brown LJ, Chen LH, Goodacre CJ, Kattadiyil MT, Kutsenko D, Lozada J, Patel R, Petersen F, Puterman I, White SN. Outcomes of root canal treatment and restoration, implant-supported single crowns, fixed partial dentures, and extraction without replacement: a systematic review.J Prosthet Dent. 2007 Oct;98(4):285-311.

Yeh S, Andreana S. Crown lengthening: basic principles, indications, techniques and clinical case reports. N Y State Dent J. 2004 Nov;70(8):30-6.
Andreana S. Understanding the biologic width: a practical approach.. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2007 Jul;19(6):374-6.
Pecora G, Andreana S, Covani U, De Leonardis D, Schifferle RE. New directions in surgical endodontics; immediate implantation into an extraction site. J Endod. 1996 Mar;22(3):135-9.
Donos N, Laurell L, Mardas N. Hierarchical decisions on teeth vs. implants in the periodontitis-susceptible patient: the modern dilemma. Periodontol 2000. 2012 Jun;59(1):89-110.
Intended Audience

Dentists, Dental Assistants, Front Office Staff and Dental Hygienists will benefit from the presentation.

University at Buffalo CDE * 327 Squire Hall * Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone 716.829.2320 * Fax 716.829.2484 * Toll free 800.756.0328

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