Prof Shakeel Shadad

Prosthodontically driven placement to support esthetic outcomes – What’s changed in the digital era?

During the last three decades, implant dentistry has seen significant developments with modern techniques and materials, offering opportunities to maximise predictable clinical outcomes. Nevertheless, we remain confronted with problems and complications, and the vast majority are clinician related.

In recent years, digital technology has significantly influenced implant dentistry. Integration of CBCT, Implant planning software, Intraoral Scanning and Laboratory Scanners have transformed the digital workflow. Despite all the advances, the surgical principles of prosthetically driven implant placement have hardly altered over the years, and perhaps its importance now is even more emphasised.

This presentation aims to discuss:

  1. 1Importance of prosthetically driven implant placement
  2. Core ITI surgical principles for implant placement in the esthetic zone
  3. The current best evidence for implant placement in esthetic zone for achieving predictable results
  4. Causes of esthetic failures and how to avoid them.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the prosthetically driven principles of ideal 3D implant position
  2. Understand and appreciate the importance of correct implant position, especially in the esthetic zone
  3. Have an insight into the surgical principles for optimal implant placement in the esthetic zone
  4. Use of digital tools to perform comprehensive treatment planning and guided surgery

The presentation, based on current research findings, will aim to demonstrate important surgical and restorative dimensions for predictably achieving and maintaining esthetically optimised implant restorations.