Surgical precision and the use of biomaterials from autogenous, allogeneic, and xenogeneic sources can promote hard and soft-tissue growth and provide predictable outcomes.
Recent clinical data underline the importance of a sufficient mucosal thickness to provide healthy peri-implant tissues and favorable esthetics. This lecture will describe clinical techniques and challenges to rebuilding an implant site and will feature biomaterials that support wound healing and new hard and soft-tissue regeneration. The importance of sufficient hard and soft tissue will be highlighted. Aligning the correct procedure and biomaterials to the appropriate case selection and restorative option is vital to ensure a stable and aesthetic result.
- Highlight surgical techniques that optimize aesthetic outcomes
- Discuss the role of soft-tissue augmentation as a supportive influence on implant stability
- Evaluate the balance of biomaterials and autogenous tissue in relation to the healing process and implant site development
Richard E. Bauer, DMD, MD
Dr. Richard E. Bauer, DMD, MD, is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has served on multiple committees for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Bauer was a full-time faculty member and Residency Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh. He has established a private practice and is focused on dental implant therapy and corrective jaw surgery. He maintains clinical appointments in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Otolaryngology. Dr. Bauer has been active in research with focuses on hard and soft tissue regeneration and computer assisted surgery. He continues to collaborate locally, nationally, and internationally on advancing the field of oral and facial regeneration and reconstruction. His practice is a member of the McGuire Institute, a practice-based clinical research network.