Speaker: Dr. Dennis Tarnow
Provider: Alpha Omega
Sponsor: Keystone Dental
Synopsis: The treatment planning of complex cases requires the highest level of knowledge and skill of the treating team. Whether we are looking at mid-facial recession or black triangle disease due to loss of papilla, it is an orchestration of procedures including proper sequencing and timing that makes the difference. Some cases will only need the restorative dentist, while others will need surgical and sometimes orthodontic treatment to maximize the esthetic outcome. Envisioning the final case before starting is required to know where the goal of treatment will be directed. This, in conjunction with the patient’s needs and clinical situation comprise the decision-making process for what is the best treatment for the patient.
Problems facing the team such as:
• Which implant to save or remove?
• Should multiple implants be placed in the aesthetic zone?
• When and how to include orthodontics if needed for sight development of lost papillae
• Should pink ceramic be used or should ridge augmentation be performed?
• Should the case be splinted or broken up into separate bridges or individual teeth?
• How to provisionalize the case throughout treatment
• Should implants be placed immediately or in a delayed protocol?
These concerns will be addressed in this interdisciplinary approach to our most challenging cases.