Key Features

  • Thorough explanations of the rationale for implants and their specific characteristics discuss why different options work better for different patients; the rationale behind implant materials and sizes; and the overall science of osteointegrated implants – providing a full understanding of how implants behave under certain circumstances and how to make the best choices for implant patients.
  • Chapter on Diagnostic Imaging and Techniques focuses on the latest technology available to determine patient conditions, familiarizing you with recent advances and how they apply to treatment planning principles.
  • Section on Treatment Planning discusses the rationales for implant placement, variables in implants and patient conditions, and the four degrees of jaw bone density, Dr. Misch’s best-known criterion for successful implant placement.
  • Prepares you for actual treatment by reviewing scientific fundamentals such as applied anatomy, biomechanical principles, current biomaterials, prevention and management of dental infections, and pharmacologic considerations.
  • Surgical procedure chapters are of benefit to the implant surgeon and are critical to the restoring dentist who wants to better understand and appreciate surgical concepts.

Table of Contents

Part I: Diagnosis and Rationale

1. Rationale for Dental Implants

2. Generic Root Form Component Terminology

3. Diagnostic Imaging and Techniques

4. A Stress Theorem for Implant Dentistry

5. Prosthetic Options in Implant Dentistry

6. Treatment Planning: Force Factors Related to Patient Conditions

7. Bone Density: A Key Determinant for Treatment Planning

8. Treatment Plans Related to Key Implant Positions and Implant Number

9. Implant Body Size: A Biomechanical and Esthetic Rationale

10. Available Bone and Dental Implant Treatment Plans

11. Scientific Rationale for Implant Design

Part II: Treatment Planning

12. Pre-Implant Prosthodontics for the Partially Edentulous Patient: (1) Overall Evaluation, (2) Specific Criteria, and (3) Pretreatment Prostheses

13. Diagnostic Casts and Surgical Templates

14. The Edentulous Mandible: An Organized Approach from Implant Supported Overdenture to Fixed Prosthesis

15. The Completely Edentulous Mandible: Treatment Plans for Fixed Restorations

16. Single Tooth Replacement: Treatment Options

17. Maxillary Arch Implant Considerations: Fixes and Overdenture Prosthesis

18. Treatment Planning for the Edentulous Posterior Maxilla

19. Classifications of Edentulous Arches

Part III: Fundamental Science

20. Medical Evaluation of the Dental Implant Patient

21. Pharmacologic Considerations / Oral Sedation

22. Applied Anatomy

23. Spread of Dental Infection – Head and Neck

24. Biomaterials

25. Biomechanics

26. Bone Physiology and Metabolism

27. Dental Implant Surfaces: A Review

28. Tissue Engineering Bone Response to Mechanical Loads

Part IV: Implant Surgery

29. Density of Bone: Effect on Surgical Approach and Healing

30. Posterior Single Tooth Rep


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