Many patients who are otherwise ideal candidates for implant therapy lack sufficient alveolar bone to support dental implants. This book presents all facets of bone augmentation in preparation for implant placement, including techniques for harvesting bone from the ramus, the anterior mandible, and the tibia; the various types of bone-grafting materials and their indications; step-by-step procedures for grafting the maxillary sinus and anterior alveolar ridge and for subnasal elevation and augmentation; and guidelines for the use of adjuncts such as platelet-rich plasma to enhance healing and predictability. Practitioners of implant dentistry at all levels will learn much from this book.
978-0-86715-441-2 , 9780867154412
279 pp; 692 illus (mostly color)