Last week I began sharing a treatment planning approach to implant placement and sequencing. It looked at clinical situations that would be best served by immediate placement or hard tissue preservation or augmentation. This second part will look at case scenarios that should be evaluated for soft tissue preservation/augmentation, a combination of soft and hard tissue procedures or can be dealt with effectively by allowing natural healing after extraction.
Soft Tissue Preservation/Augmentation:
- Sites planned for implants with thin or highly scalloped tissue
- Sites planned for implant placement with a deficit of tissue or discolored tissue