Key Features

  • Over 1,000 full-color illustrations depict implant techniques and products.
  • Coverage of the Graftless Approach includes two concepts: 1) the anterior tilted implant, and 2) the zygoma implant, each eliminating the need for grafts and producing an implant site less prone to infection and with a quicker healing time.
  • A Computer Guided Surgery chapter covers the latest software developed for treatment planning, creating the surgical template, laboratory procedures, and fabrication of the prosthetics.
  • Case presentations on immediate loading tilted implants and zygoma implants appear at the end of the book, each a beginning-to-end study from Dr. Bedrossian’s own archives.
  • Coverage of broader issues related to the edentulous patient includes a discussion of special needs, demographics, and the systemic pretreatment of these patients including bone composites and overall esthetic and functional goals.

Table of Contents

1. Demographics of the edentulous patients

2. Osseointegration: rational for 2-stage vs. 1-stage protocols

3. Immediate loading

    1. 2-stage procedures
    2. Distance Osteogenesis
    3. Contact Osteogenesis
    4. Enhanced surfaces, Fluid retention index
    5. ISQ and immediate loading

4. Treatment limitation in treating the edentulous maxilla

    1. Literature review for treatment of the edentulous maxilla
    2. Lip support, VDO, phonetics, oral hygiene
    3. Surgical limitation for implant placement (posterior maxilla)
    4. Grafting approach: Surgical reconstruction of composite defects
    5. Prosthetic reconstruction of composite defect

5. Systematic pretreatment evaluation of the edentulous maxilla

    1. Composite defects
    2. Types of implant supported prosthesis
    3. Transition line
    4. Zones of the maxilla

6. Graftless approach for the treatment of the edentulous maxilla

a) Anterior tilted implant concept

7. Graftless approach for the treatment of the edentulous maxilla

a) Zygoma implant concept

8. Systematic pretreatment evaluation of the edentulous mandible

    1. All-on-4 concept

9. Conversion technique for immediate loading of the edentulous patient

10. Computer guided surgery (CGS)

    1. Treatment planning
    2. Guided templates
    3. Immediate loading

d) CGS: Maxillary tilted implants

e) CGS : Mandibular tilted implants

f) CGS : Zygoma concept

11. Case presentations: Alternatives for the fin


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