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Dental implant treatment has established itself as a predictable treatment option in replacing missing teeth. It is important to place the implant(s) in a correct 3D position with the future restoration(s) or prosthesis in mind.
Very often, clinicians are faced with the challenges of insufficient bone volume for optimal implant positioning. Moderate to large bone defects are common findings in many patients seeking implant treatment, especially those with a history of advanced periodontal diseases, long-term denture wearing or peri-implant bone loss. It is often necessary to build up the foundation with bone augmentation procedures before implant placement. There are a number of techniques available to accomplish the task; such as Guided Bone Regeneration using different biomaterials and membrane barriers (e.g. collagen membrane, titanium-reinforced d-PTFE, titanium mesh), autogenous block graft, 3D split bone plate, ridge splitting techniques and others. Dr Chang Teoh has been successfully rebuilding the bone defects, many of them are difficult and challenging, with different techniques. He would like to share his experience in his presentations and in his courses to his fellow colleagues.
The upcoming DISC masterclasses provide dentists with the knowledge and skills needed using various techniques to manage moderate to severe bone defects in a predictable manner.
M.Clin.Dent. (Prosthodontics) Lond. U
M.Sc. (Implantology) Manc. U
LDS (Eng) RCS
Dental Council of Hong Kong: D02393
General Dental Council (UK): 63125
9K Edward Mansion, 141 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon