Author/Editor: Andre P. Saadoun
This is a step by step guide to success in periodontics and implant dentistry, helping clinicians to create a natural and esthetically pleasing smile for their patients. Starting with a general discussion of facial esthetics and analyzing the dento-gingival constituents of the smile, the book goes on to consider the impact of these on people’s quality of life, both in terms of health and social engagement. Subsequent chapters focus on specific esthetic treatments such as crown lengthening procedures, gingival recession coverage with connective tissue grafts or periodontal regenerative material, and soft tissue management for natural teeth and implants.
Highly illustrated with an abundance of supporting photographs, Esthetic Soft Tissue Management of Teeth and Implants is an essential companion for periodontists and other dental specialists, as well as advanced general dentists with an interest in esthetic periodontics and implant dentistry.
Table of Contents Foreword ix Acknowledgments x Introduction To smile or not to smile The impact of esthetics Dental esthetics The smile-related quality of life The senior citizen’s smile The esthetics of the face The face The lips The dentoalveolar gingival unit The gingiva The bone The teeth The interproximal bone height and the interdental implant papilla The pink/white esthetic score, or PES/WES The biological space Final remarks Esthetic periodontal treatment The biological rationale Crown lengthening procedures Gingival recession coverage Final remarks Esthetic implant treatment Peri-implant risk factors Soft tissue management Final remarks Conclusion References Index