- 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.
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
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