Gerd Körner, DMD, graduated from dental school of the University of Münster. He is a specialist in periodontology (DGP – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parodontologie). He focuses on plastic periodontal surgery, soft and hard tissue management around implants, aesthetics in perio-prosthodontics, aesthetics and implants; minimal invasive restorative and surgical techniques. He has been invited as a keynote speaker to numerous national and international scientific congresses, teaching for different dental institutes in the fields of periodontics and implantology, and has published different publications concerning periodontics, aesthetics and implantology. He is an external lecturer of Dresden International University (DIU) for the DGP-Master. He is a member of AAP, DGP, NEUE Gruppe, DGI, DGÄZ and DGZMK, and an active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED).
From Periodontal Down to Aesthetic Heights
The soft tissue appearance is most crucial for the aesthetic appearance of implant born solutions. Implants in clinical practice have to compete against the “gold standard“, the original tooth. In direct comparison, implants are encountering a few drawbacks, especially considering soft tissue integration. However, an optimal soft tissue sealing of the transmucosal part of an implant is indispensable in terms of conserving sufficient bony support and delivering a strong backbone against unaesthetic tissue recession. Therefore it is advisable to take smart measures for bone and soft tissue management in order to ensure sustainable success. The sustainability of a restorative interface is more and more benchmarking the value of clinical concepts and represents the key for aesthetic results the patients are looking for. The amenities of such a concept are highlighted by presenting aesthetically solved cases, some of them on a long term basis.