Popular demand for dental implants as a reliable long-term option to replace missing teeth has risen dramatically. However, situations remain that pose challenges to practitioners and the treatment process. Written by renowned clinicians and supported by cases contributed by expert practitioners, the present volume of the ITI Treatment Guide series highlights the integration and management of peri-implant soft tissues. It discusses soft-tissue management before and during implant placement and during supportive peri-implant therapy and addresses the techniques and materials used for peri-implant soft-tissue augmentation and replacement and for the treatment of peri-implant soft-tissue dehiscences. Volume 12 of the ITI Treatment Guides series offers clinicians a comprehensive overview of various evidence-based techniques and treatment approaches for use in daily practice, with a focus on current techniques and materials.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Importance of the Peri-Implant Soft Tissues
Chapter 3. Soft-Tissue Management around Tissue-Level Implants
Chapter 4. Soft-Tissue Grafting After Implant Placement
Chapter 5. Peri-Implant Soft-Tissue Dehiscences
Chapter 6. Clinical Case Presentations
Chapter 7. Conclusions
Chapter 8. References
S. Aroca • P. Casentini • R. Cavalcanti • N. Donos • D. Etienne • A. Gil • J. Gillespie • C. Hämmerle • V. Iorio-Siciliano • R. Jung • E. Lorenzana • N. MacBeth • K. Riewe • M. Roccuzzo • A. Sculean • S. Shahdad • D. Thoma • P. Venezia
Professor Nikos Donos is the Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, the Director of Clinical Research, the Head of the Centre for Oral Clinical Research and the Lead for the Centre of Oral Immunobiology & Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Prof. Donos is also the Director of the ITI scholarship Centre and the Director of the Osteology Research Scholarship Centre, both at QMUL. In 2009, Professor Donos has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong, in 2012 the title of Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, Griffith University in Australia, in 2015 the title of Honorary Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute and in 2019 the title of Honorary Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia. In 2011, Professor Donos was awarded the prestigious International Association for Dental Research (IADR)-Periodontology Group Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and in 2019 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Clinical Research Award for his contribution as co-author for “outstanding published scientific manuscript with direct clinical relevance and application to the practice of periodontics”. In 2004, Professor Donos received the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO)-Basic Science Research Award. Professor Donos was the President of the British Society of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry (BSP) (2020) and is a board member at the Osteology Foundation (Switzerland) as well as the Academic Representative at the Committee of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)(UK). Professor Donos is involved as editorial board member in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry where he has published more than 240 scientific publications. Professor Donos is/has been involved in a number of consensus conferences for the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), The International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Osteology Foundation all of which provide the most up-to-date evidence based information for different clinical situations in the fields of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Prof Donos has significant clinical experience in providing advanced treatment modalities to patients suffering from severe periodontal disease. Those modalities include all steps (non-surgical and surgical) for the treatment of periodontal disease including periodontal and bone tissue regeneration and replacement of missing teeth with dental implants. Furthermore, Professor Donos has significant experience in non-surgical and surgical treatment of peri-implant diseases (peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis). All the above clinical problems and their treatments are topics that Professor Donos regularly covers in his lectures on a national and international level.
Qualified in dentistry from Guy’s Hospital in 1985 and as a Specialist in Oral Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2000. Dr Barter has 37 years’ experience in oral surgery with 30 years involvement in clinical and academic implant dentistry in both private hospital practice and as part of a multidisciplinary team in a private clinic. Dr Barter has previously assisted in the running of the MClinDent in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute London, for over ten years, and the DClinDent Programme at Queen Mary’s University, London for over five years. He is a Fellow of the ITI, a past Chairman of the UK and Ireland Section and has served on ITI international committees and consensus conferences. Dr Barter has published in refereed scientific journals and the dental press and has written several book chapters, is the co-author of ITI Treatment Guide 9 – Implant Therapy in the Geriatric Patient (Quintessence Publishing) and has been an editor of the ITI Treatment Guide series since TG11. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally.
Prof Wismeijer studied dentistry at the College of Dental Science, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands from 1979 to 1984. After graduating, he joined the Department of Oral Function and Prosthetic Dentistry and worked in the section of Special Dental Care and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. He received his PhD in 1996 on the subject of overdentures on dental implants: The Breda Implant Overdenture Study. From 1985 to 2006, he worked at the Amphia Teaching Hospital in Breda, Netherlands in the Department of Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. In 1985, he started a general dental practice, which since 1990 has been a referral practice for Oral Implantology. He is a past-president of the Dutch Prosthodontic Association and the Dutch Association for Gnathology. Prof Wismeijer has been an ITI fellow since 1993 and has served as a member of the Dutch ITI Education Core Group for 8 years. From 2011 to 2015 he was a member of the ITI Research Committee. In 2013, he was elected to the ITI Board of Directors as Member at Large, and in 2015 he was elected Chairman of the ITI Education Committee. In 2006, Prof Wismeijer accepted the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry at ACTA Amsterdam, which he combined with his referral practice. The research areas in his department were focused on CAD/CAM treatment optimization, digital dentistry, treatment evaluation and workflow, implant surface and bone substitute optimization, peri-implantitis, 3D printing in dentistry, and the evaluation of different implant-based treatment modalities. As a principal promotor, he has successfully supervised 25 PhD students. In January 2020, he stopped working at ACTA.
Dr. Mario Roccuzzo is a Private Practitioner in Turin, Italy. He obtained his DDS Degree with Honors from the Università degli Studi di Torino CIR Dental School and completed his Postgraduate Training in Periodontology at Karolinska Institutet and Università degli Studi di Siena Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia. Dr. Roccuzzo is a Member of the European Association for Osseointegration and the American Academy of Periodontology. He has served as the Past President of the Italy Section of the International Team for Implantology and is on the Editorial Board of Clinical Oral Implants Research and the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He has lectured extensively all over the world and is the author of numerous publications in the field of Mucogingival Surgery, Bone Regeneration and Dental Implants.
Anton Sculean is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and currently the Head of the Dental Research Center (DRC) of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. Prof. Sculean has authored more than 470 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 35 chapters in periodontal textbooks and has delivered more than 600 lectures at national and international meetings. He is Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, of the Swiss Society of Periodontology, of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and of the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP). Professor Sculean is currently listed as the top-rated expert in Periodontics in the world https://www.expertscape.com/ex/periodontics.His research interests focus on periodontal wound healing and regeneration, regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, use of antibiotics, antiseptics and novel approaches such as lasers and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections.