Implant Design and Surface Technology

Implant Design and Surface Technology

Module Overview

Instructors

Sonia Leziy and Brahm Miller

Module Format

Discussion, live demonstrations. Hands-on course components may be included in some sessions.

Materials

Lecture handout and corporate documentation relating to system(s) discussed.

Objectives

To familiarize the participant on the pros and cons of unique implant surface technologies such as Laser-Lok (BioHorizons) as they apply to implant and abutments. This module will also present the potential benefits of platform switching in terms of crestal bone stability and enhanced soft tissue volume. Decisions on 3D placement will also be discussed for platform switched implants. Unique abutment designs to enhance soft tissue volume will be presented in both didactic and demonstration cases.