This comprehensive and timely monograph covers all established methods for vertical and horizontal augmentation of the maxillary and mandibular alveoli in preparation for implant placement, including grafting with bone harvested from both intraoral and extraoral sites; guided bone regeneration techniques; use of biomaterials; and augmentation with distraction osteogenesis. Beginning with basic information about the biology of bone and bone transplantation, the authors present step-by-step documentation of each procedure, extensive case reports, underlying scientific concepts, and evidence from the scientific literature, all in exhaustive detail. Readers will gain understanding of the essential criteria for success along with potential complications and methods for remediating them. An invaluable resource for all practitioners involved in implant dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
450 pp; 1,460 illus (mostly color)