Spear has released two new courses, one on fabrication of implant provisionals in the esthetic zone and another on maintaining tissue support during immediate implant placement. Both courses are new additions to the pre-existing pathway "Fabricating an Implant Provisional in the Esthetic Zone: Rationale and Techniques to Enhance Soft Tissue esthetics "

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In "Fabricating an Implant Provisional in the Esthetic Zone: Rationale and Techniques to Enhance Soft Tissue Esthetics," Dr. Gregg Kinzer shows how restorative doctors can make temporary custom implants look similar to neighboring teeth while adjusting gum tissue to match.

After completing this course, viewers will understand:

  • How to create predictable soft tissue esthetics with implant dentistry.
  • How to fabricate an anterior implant provisional and a custom impression coping.
  • How to interpret the signs of blanching when seating a provisional in order to successfully contour soft tissue.
  • How implants change over time and its importance when discussing implant treatment with patients.

In "Treatment Options for Maintaining Tissue Support During Immediate Implant Placement," Dr. Kinzer explores four different treatment options that can be used to predictably preserve the soft tissue architecture for an immediate implant. He examines removable retainers, fixed retainers with an ovate pontic, custom healing abutments, and immediate provisionalization, plus all the clinical steps involved to maintain, enhance and support the soft tissue profile.

After watching this course, viewers will understand:

  • What treatment options are available to support and maintain the soft tissue profile with immediate implants.
  • How and when to utilize each treatment option to improve the esthetic predictability.
  • The clinical steps and sequence required for each treatment option.