Biohorizons. The hard tissue versus soft tissue debate

Posted on 13 July 2019
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Recorded at the Biohorizons Symposium (2018) at the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor John (Jack) Ricci and Drs. Marcus Beschnidt and Stephen Jacobs debate hard tissue versus soft tissue.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of hard tissue versus soft tissue in this debate, taking into consideration:

  • Soft and hard tissue attachment to dental implants: experimental and clinical studies
  • Rough surfaces versus smooth surfaces
  • Micro and nanostructure control of cell attachment and spreading
  • Osseointegration and bone ingrowth
  • Tooth versus implant: implants and tissue reaction
  • Force shielding
  • Keratinised mucosa
  • Abutment: selection, shape, surface, decontamination, handling
  • Gingival recession

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