Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Marius Steigmann

Dr. Marius Steigmann is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Periodontics, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Endodontics, Honorary Professor of the Carol Davila University Bucharest, and Invited Senior Guest and Visiting Professor at the University of Szeged.He is the founder and scientific chairman of Update Implantologie Heidelberg 2002-2011 and the founder and director of the Steigmann Institute. Dr. Steigmann lectures and publishes extensively and maintains a private practice in Neckargemund, Germany.


  • Connector.Connector.

    Modules 1 and 2

    April 26-29, 2017 (Toronto, Canada)

  • Connector.Connector.

    Modules 3 and 4

    July 5-6, 2017 (Lake Como, Italy)

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◊ Soft tissue tension free closure – step by step
◊ Tension free flap adaptation – multiple options
◊ Suturing techniques with and against tension
◊ Adequate soft tissue manipulation for thin and thick biotype
◊ Improve soft tissue thickness
◊ Gain soft tissue elasticity
◊ Create keratinized gingiva

Different tissue biotype react different to surgical trauma. For this reason we have adjusted the surgical approach to the biotype (tissue thickness) specific to each patient and location in the oral cavity.

◊ Sinuslift
◊ Soft tissue management for sinuslift
◊ Bone augmentation in the maxilla-palatal sliding flap
◊ Bone augmentation in the mandible
PPF, VBF or Steipod
PPF → Periosteal Pocket Flap
VBF → Versatil Buccal Flap

The tissue thickness dictates the way it is manipulated for high volume augmentation. Thick biotype can be managed in a classical manner. On the other side thin biotype needs new surgical approaches with specific instruments. The course will describe step by step the gain of soft tissue for tension free closure even in cases of reduced soft tissue thickness.

◊ Incision in the aesthetic zone
◊ Different flap designs for the aesthetic zone
◊ for GBR
◊ for soft tissue improvement
◊ for creating keratinized gingiva
◊ for gaining soft tissue elasticity
◊ EBF aesthetic buccal flap, roll flap, pedicular flap and soft tissue uncovering techniques
◊ Advanced suturing techniques

The achievement of optimal aesthetics around anterior dental implants has been a major challenge for many clinicians. The key to an aesthetically pleasing appearance lies in the clinician’s ability to manage properly the soft tissue profile around dental implants.

◊ Hands-On for flap design in the
aesthetic zone
Incision and suturing on pig jaws
◊ Aesthetic soft tissue surgery
◊ Papilllae maintenance
◊ Papillae reconstruction
◊ Papillary illusion

Ergonometrically designed equipment and generous lecture and practice rooms enhance the mediation of theoretical and practical educational contents and facilitate the learning of ultra-modern surgical techniques.

◊ Abutment design for ideal soft tissue support
◊ Pontic for aesthetic soft tissue developement
◊ Emergance profile design for crown and abutment
◊ Different Wax-ups modalities
◊ Aesthetic Try-Ins for different therapeutical phases
◊ Crown margin definition
◊ Gingiva-management with temps and Mock ups

The main purpose of this course is to explain, demonstrate and teach soft tissue development around implants in fixed single and multiple implant placement.

Strategy and procedures on Prosthetic implant

◊ Abutment selection single tooth (chairside & lab side)
◊ Abutment selection multiple implants
◊ Special double cast preparation for soft tissue development in the aesthetic zone
◊ Video surgical demonstration

Clinicians will learn how to build treatment plans based on individual circumstances. They will learn to utilize modern prosthetic technology for reconstruction of soft tissue for single and multiple implants. The participants will get to plan prosthetically and aesthetically the position of the Implant.

◊ Gingival recession around implants-how to repair
◊ Papilla development after papilla loss
◊ Prosthetic soft tissue solutions
◊ Soft tissue development for multiple implants in the aesthetic zone
◊ Fabrication and design of temporaries for soft tissue development
◊ Therapy planning in full arch reconstruction for high aesthetic demand