Written by some of the most accomplished and respected clinician-researchers of our day, this engaging monograph takes stock of the impact of osseointegration on the clinical practice of dentistry 25 years after the concept was introduced in North America. It presents an honest and compelling assessment of the documented effectiveness of implants as well as the known shortcomings of this treatment modality. Most important, it synthesizes this information within the context of clinical decision-making about the management of patients’ prosthodontic and surgical needs. The authors examine every facet of implant dentistry to describe what we know and, equally important, what we don’t know in terms of patient care and treatment outcomes. This book is an essential clinical resource for general dentists and students who wish to understand the historic evolution and present-day practice of implant dentistry.
200 pp; 492 illustrations (mostly color)