This book offers a step-by-step guide to success in periodontics and implant dentistry, helping clinicians to create a natural and esthetically pleasing smile for their patients. Starting with a general discussion of facial esthetics and analyzing the dento-gingival constituents of the smile, the book goes on to consider the impact of these on people's quality of life. Subsequent chapters focus on specific esthetic treatments such as crown lengthening procedures, gingival recession coverage with connective tissue grafts or periodontal regenerative material and soft tissue management for natural teeth and implants.
Andr P. Saadoun is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, former Associate Professor of Periodontics at the University of Southern California, and Visiting Professor in Periodontics and Implantology at the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. Dr Saadoun also maintains a private practice in Paris which focuses on Esthetic Periodontics and Implant Surgery.
Foreword ix Acknowledgments x 1 Introduction 1 2 To smile or not to smile 5 The impact of esthetics 5 Dental esthetics 7 The smile-related quality of life 7 The senior citizen s smile 10 3 The esthetics of the face 13 The face 13 The lips 13 4 The dentoalveolar gingival unit 20 The gingiva 21 The bone 37 The teeth 50 The interproximal bone height and the interdental implant papilla 54 The pink/white esthetic score, or PES/WES 61 The biological space 63 Final remarks 65 5 Esthetic periodontal treatment 66 The biological rationale 66 Crown lengthening procedures 68 Gingival recession coverage 85 Final remarks 100 6 Esthetic implant treatment 102 Peri-implant risk factors 103 Soft tissue management 106 Final remarks 155 7 Conclusion 160 References 165 Index 175