André P Saadoun

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Dental implantology has become an acceptable and effective treatment modality for totally and partially edentate alveolar arches. When teeth are extracted due to pathology or trauma, bone and soft tissue resorption often occurs. Either an immediate implant placement must be performed or a more traditional treatment plan must be determined; teeth for(More)
In the anterior region, the successful replacement of a single tooth with an implant-supported restoration is one of the most difficult treatment options due to numerous functional and biological requisites. Such prostheses should also satisfy the increasing aesthetic demands of patients who expect the definitive restoration to mimic the natural dentition(More)
While single tooth replacement can be predictably accomplished using implant therapy, this procedure is challenging in the esthetic zone where numerous criteria must be evaluated by the restorative team. If the gingival and osseous architecture of the failing tooth is acceptable, the therapeutic goal is to maintain the existing morphological condition. The(More)
When treatment with dental implants is indicated, an accurate diagnosis must be made to evaluate the clinical parameters and determine the optimal time for immediate or delayed (ie, early or late) implant placement and loading following tooth extraction. It is also important to identify complications and their implications on the aesthetic outcome. This(More)
While single-tooth replacement can be accomplished with predictability using implant therapy, this procedure is challenging in the anterior region where numerous criteria must be evaluated by the restorative team. The available height of bone, soft tissue volume, and three-dimensional position of the anticipated implant restoration are among the numerous(More)
Insufficient hard and soft tissue height and width can be a repercussion of tooth loss or a result of postoperative healing following implant surgery. Insufficient bone can preclude proper implant positioning, while inadequately treated soft tissue will not exhibit a gingival appearance similar to that of the adjacent teeth. If hard and soft tissue(More)
This 8-year study shows an increased success rate for Steri-Oss' osseointegrated implants in full, partial, and single-tooth edentation, compared to previous 5- and 6-year studies. A total of 1,499 implants placed in 389 women and 216 men had an average success rate of 96.1%. Of the 716 implants placed in the maxilla, 697 were exposed and only 31 failed-a(More)
The use of implant-supported restorations is a well-accepted and predictable treatment modality. Drilling has been the traditional method for cylindrical implant site preparation. This procedure, however, removes a considerable amount of bone. This article presents an alternative site preparation method--the use of osteotomes--which preserves, expands, and(More)
Implant positioning in a mesio-distal, bucco-lingual, and apical-occlusal direction is a prerequisite in developing a good emergence profile and creating optimum aesthetics. The use of a healing abutment and the following healing and maturation of soft periimplant tissue develop a subgingival dimension that allows an emergence profile of the final(More)