Partial Extraction Therapies
Date – TBA
Partial Extraction Therapy In The Digital Era: Surgical and Prosthetic Goals of the Socket Shield Technique Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) consists of socket shield, pontic shield and root submergence.
It is a suite of techniques that emerged to combat the natural buccopalatal collapse that can be seen in traditional dental implant restorations overtime. The success of the technique is due to the maintenance of the periodontal ligament resulting in nourishment and preservation of the bundle bone. When using the socket shield component, the prosthetic restoration is paramount to the both the short- and long-term success of the technique.
The utilization of digital technology in PET, whether it’s abutment design or crown fabrication, can play a major role in the success and minimization of complications. The abutment design must respect biological principles and the crown must address both the critical and subcritical contours. Sub optimal prosthetics can lead to internal exposure of the shield and possible failure.
Objectives of this course will be to become familiar with the socket shield technique and when indicated.
Participants will also learn how to manage on how to utilize a digital workflow to manage the prosthetic space in Partial Extraction and beyond.
A hands on component will go over the both the step by step technique published by Salama & Gluckman as well as the SPOT protocol by Schwimer. In addition – IOS scan and design will also be demonstrated
Dr. Richard J. Martin
Dr. Marcelo Balart Ferrer