This book has it all and can truly be considered the definitive implant textbook. As with its predecessor, the authors provide a prosthodontic perspective to dozens of aspects of implant treatment, from the biologic mechanisms of osseointegration to implant design and configuration to maintenance and management of complications. Organized into four sections, the book systematically takes the reader through the foundational principles of implant dentistry, to evaluation and restoration of a variety of clinical situations, and into more specialized topics and treatment scenarios. Emerging digital technologies and materials used to design and fabricate implant prostheses are an important focus, as are implant positioning, angulation, and spacing for each situation. Designs of implant-assisted overdentures are described in detail as well as the various bone and soft tissue enhancement procedures currently in use, particularly in patients with unfavorable periodontal biotypes. Like its predecessor, this book focuses on the importance of interdisciplinary treatment, but because some situations can be managed by a solo practitioner, one chapter is devoted to the basic fundamentals of surgical placement, specifically targeted at nonsurgically trained dentists. In addition, a downloadable illustrated glossary is available for easy reference. Functioning as both a textbook for students and a desk reference for practitioners, this book is a must-have to complete any dental library.
624 pp; 2,500 illus