S-6 Restorability and Treatment of Compromised Teeth: Crown Lengthening, Forced Eruption and Utilizing a Hopeless Tooth in Implant Dentistry

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CE Hours: 1.5

Course Description:

Treatment planning is a critical yet inexact aspect of clinical dentistry. On an everyday basis clinicians are faced with the dilemma of maintaining a compromised tooth (or teeth) versus extraction and replacement with an implant-supported prosthesis. In part this is due to a lack of definitive studies demonstrating that implant-supported restorations provide superior outcomes relative to tooth-supported restorations or vice versa. Therefore, the restorability of a compromised tooth or teeth will be discussed in greater detail. When and how to treat the structural comprised tooth/teeth with crown lengthening approach and/or with the forgotten art, “Forced eruption” will be focused. Lastly, this presentation will introduce how to utilize a hopeless tooth in implant dentistry.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the guidelines of saving tooth/teeth with comprehensive view.
  • Perform crown lengthening with or without forced eruption.
  • Utilize hopeless tooth/teeth in implant dentistry to maximize aesthetic outcome.


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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Huan Su, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Su is one of very few dual-trained specialists. He earned his D.D.S. from the Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan followed by two years of general residency training in China Medical University also in Taiwan. Later, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with post-doctoral training in both Periodontics and Periodontal-Prosthesis. Dr. Su practices limited in restorative dentistry, implant and periodontics in Seattle, Washington area. He is also an affiliated Instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Huan Su, D.D.S., M.S.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.