Jewel Foster 
West Coast Dental Implant Study Club 



Sunday April 22, 2012

from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Embassy Suites, Anaheim South 
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

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Full Day Implant Dentistry Lecture by

Dr. Paul Weigl

Paul Weigl

Brillliant Implant Esthetics – Innovative soft-tissue shaping or prosthetic socket preservation

Platform switching was recently celebrated as the great breakthrough for retaining long-term crestal bone stability. However, a wide implant shoulder with a narrow abutment is not the solution to these complex problems by itself. Another key role retaining crestal bone plays a subcrestal placement and a reliable seal between the interface between abutment and implant. Our in vitro investigations show a leakage of this interface during a cycling loading. Firstly the leakage causes an aggressive and bacteria containing liquid in the internal implant-cavities serving as counterparts of the joint of an abutment. Secondly this fluid is pumped out of the implant-cavities and contaminates the periimplant tissue. Especially the contaminated bone reacts with a resorption. A cone within the implant-abutment connection can serve as a sealing method. Clinical and animal studies proof the lack of peri-implant bone resorption using implants with platform switching combined with a conical seal.

The lack of crestal bone resorption expanded the treatment possibilities as follows:

  • ability to use shorter implants
  • increased probability to establish and maintain vertical soft tissue height

   The important consequence in the daily work is a reduced need of augmentation procedure resulting in a huge increase of patients which accept implant based therapies due to less costs and therapeutically risks. Additionally this tissue care behaviour of the Ankylos implant system facilitates the manufacture of the suprastructure - at the dental chair as well as in the dental lab. Especially an aesthetic result borne on a platform switched implant requires a creative implementation on the part of the dental technician, taking the surrounding soft tissues (emergence profile) and the face into due account.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

8am - 4pm

7CEU, breakfast and lunch included

Tuition $475

(Are you a customer of Dentsply Implants? -

then you could be eligible for a complimantary registration)

Always complimentary for VIP dental offices of Dr Jin Kim