This book includes didactic step-by-step presentations of different techniques for augmentation in all kinds of challenging bone deficiency situations and is intended for use prior to or in conjunction with endosseous implant placement. Reconstruction of severely atrophic edentulous jaws, posttrauma treatment in the anterior maxilla, and augmentation of the posterior maxilla and mandible are some of the topics covered. Clinical and experimental results of close follow-up of extensive patient groups are presented, as the book shows how careful monitoring with controlled incremental changes of the surgical protocol has led to development of new surgical methods. More than 20 scientific papers justify the methods presented in the book, representing more than 15 years of experience in reconstruction of the alveolar process.
136 pp; 561 illus (mostly color)