This expert guide presents the research and state-of-the-art protocols for advanced immediate loading of dental implants. Based on more than 15 years of clinical experience, the author demonstrates the skills and expert techniques necessary to achieve long-term success with immediate loading protocols, even when used with challenging clinical situations. The first several chapters review the scientific and biologic basis of immediate loading, including requirements for successful clinical application, the importance of implant surface and design characteristics, and the results of significant histologic studies. The later chapters build on this knowledge, presenting research results and clinical case examples relevant to specific applications of immediate loading, including its use in the anterior mandible, edentulous arches, posterior regions, single-tooth gaps, and fresh extraction sockets. The most advanced immediate loading procedures, including immediate implant placement in grafted bone, management of immunocompromised patients, and simultaneous sinus elevation and implant placement with immediate functional loading, are similarly explained and demonstrated through compelling case examples. Finally, the book provides valuable clinical hints to help the practitioner avoid and manage complications associated with immediate loading. A comprehensive resource for implant surgeons interested in cutting-edge protocols with proven results.
192 pp; 617 color illus; ISBN 978-0-86715-491-7, 9780867154917