Soft Tissue Grafting Overview

Dec 4, 2015

Supported by evidence from the current literature, you will see how Soft Tissue Grafting WILL enhance your restorative results. It can help you deal with:

-Recession around a recently placed crown in the esthetic zone. What is the solution? Could it have prevented? We believe so. -Exposed roots that are esthetically undesirable, or sensitive? Can the root be predictably covered with gingiva rather than an unsightly Class V restoration?

In this 1 day workshop, methods are illustrated to solve those everyday problems and enhance your restorative results; plus give you peace of mind that the gingiva stays over your newly placed esthetic crown margins. You will see how to create predictable soft tissue augmentation, which in turn creates a predictable base for your restorative success.

You will experience an in-depth look at predictable applications for both Free Gingival and Connectice Tissue Grafts. The differences are distinct, and those differences will be thoroughly explained. PLUS, you will have the opportunity to improve your skills and practice these procedures on pig jaws. The course includes two surgical hands-on exercises, multiple case illustrations, and two surgical video demonstrations of the grafting procedures.

Learning objectives:

Learn diagnostic criteria for each graft See how Connective Tissue Grafts offer opportunities to cover exposed roots See how Free Gingival Grafts will predictably stop or prevent recession Understand indications and limitations for each graft Step-by-step technique from harvesting to suturing both grafts on pig jaws Step-by-step use of specialized instruments

Indications for FGG or CTG would include:

Multiple teeth with root exposure Crowns in the esthetic zone with thin tissue that might recede Progressive recession Esthetic or sensitivity concerns from exposed roots Multiple teeth with root exposure in combination with minimal attached gingiva Minimal attached gingiva around implants


James Kohner
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