Buccal Plate Preservation: A new technique to improve aesthetic results in single implant placement – WEBINAR

Alfonso Caiazzo

This webinar aims to review the literature of socket preservation and will also analyse the different techniques and materials used in such a regenera-tive procedure.

During the course we will propose a new technique which will not interfere with the self-healing potentials of the socket and leads to excellent aesthetic results.

By the end of the course all participants, either GPs or specialists, will be able to better understand the biological process of socket healing and be accustomed to using a new tool in their everyday practice.

Managing extraction sockets in the anterior maxilla is still a problem that dentists are facing on everyday basis. Many techniques on how to counteract a possible resorption of the alveolus are known. Some of these may require specific clinical skills. Others may necessitate a longer period of treatment.

The webinar will illustrate a simple procedure that may help to facilitate the management of these clinical case scenarios, with minimal interference to the natural healing time of a socket.

Cell occlusive membranes alone or in combination with different bone grafting have been used extensively to enhance healing of extraction sockets and to prevent ridge collapse prior to placement of dental implants. However, bone grafting may interfere with the self-healing process of the socket which will take longer. The use of a membrane (according to the GBR principle) may require a more sophisticated surgery at the time of extraction as well as an extended period of healing to obtain proper maturation of the regenerated area.

Placing the graft external to the buccal plate, the Buccal Plate Preservation technique (BPP), may prevent the eventuality of an anaesthetic result due to the resorption of the buccal plate. Thus after extraction it would be possible to place the implants sooner, since the BPP technique does not interfere with the self-healing process of the alveolus.