1Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2Private Periodontal Practice, Athens, Greece
The scope of this paper is to review novel workflows around well-established procedures involving soft tissue management in the fields of Periodontology and Implantology. Available technological advances, both in software and in hardware, allow for more powerful computational models, some employing even AI. These new tools can be used to achieve better and more predictable results in various procedures. Amongst the many procedures enhanced by this new digital revolution we will revisit crown lengthening procedures, soft tissue adaptation and manipulation around dental implants, periodontal defect detection and the use of mathematical models to create better pre-shaped soft tissue substitute grafts. All the above procedures can be enhanced by current digital tools. It is worth noting that the constant increase in computer power allows in its turn more advanced and complex software which changes dramatically how we perceive and address these procedures.
Keywords: Digital; Soft Tissue; Periodontology; Implants; Digital Dentistry; Crown Lengthening; Smile Design; CBCT
Spyridon Kouris. "Bits and Bytes in Soft Tissue Management Around Teeth and Implants: Revisiting Procedures in the Digital Era". EC Dental Science 22.7 (2023): 118-130.
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