Preprosthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery

1st Edition

Biomaterials, Bone Grafting and Tissue Engineering

Editors: J Ferri E Hunziker
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845695897
eBook ISBN: 9780857092427
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 28th March 2011
Page Count: 400
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Chapter 1: Bone tissue engineering


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Bone-repair strategies

1.3 Biophysical effects

1.4 Distraction osteogenesis

1.5 Biomolecules

1.6 Transplantation of cells

1.7 Flap prefabrication

1.8 Extracorporeal strategies

1.9 Cell systems

1.10 Evaluation of engineering success

Part I: Bone reconstruction in implantology and reconstructive preprosthetic surgery

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of bone grafting in implantology


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Scheme for pre-implant surgery

2.3 Fundamentals of bone grafting

2.4 Local bone grafts

2.5 Distant bone grafts

2.6 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Cranial bone grafting in maxillary preprosthetic surgery


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Experimental studies

3.3 The surgery

3.4 Discussion

3.5 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Maxillary sinus grafting for implant insertion


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Anatomic fundamentals: pathophysiology

4.3 Treatment planning: indications and contraindications

4.4 Types of maxillary sinus augmentation for implant insertion: surgical technique

4.5 Grafting materials

4.6 Results

4.7 Complications of sinus lift

Chapter 5: Symphyseal and alveolar reconstruction in preprosthetic surgery


5.1 Introduction

5.2 The height improvement

5.3 The increase of thickness

5.4 Particular aspects

5.5 Failure risk factors and complications

5.6 Implant placement at the mandibular symphysis

5.7 Indications and limits of the implant placement at the symphysis region

5.8 Conclusions

Chapter 6: Mandible corpus reconstruction for implant insertion: the available techniques


One of the most important factors in ensuring successful osseointegration is the stability of the implant after its insertion. In order to achieve optimum conditions for implantation, it is often necessary to prepare the area and reconstruct the bone to ensure that it is the correct shape and size for the implant. Preprosthetic and maxillofacial surgery provides a thorough review of the current status and future direction of this important field. Part one reviews bone grafting for implantology and reconstructive preprosthetic surgery. Chapters in part two discuss reconstruction and rehabilitation whilst the final group of chapters analyse tissue engineering applications.

Key Features

  • Provides readers with the fundamentals of the biology and physiology of maxillofacial bone reconstruction
  • Examines bone reconstruction in implantology and reconstructive preprosthetic surgery considering the fundamentals of bone grafting and alveolar reconstruction
  • Explores construction in particular situations, beginning with applications of biomaterials in alveolar and maxillofacial bone reconstruction and moving on to describe implants in congenital missing teeth


Maxillofacial surgeons, oral surgeons, implantologist dentists, dental implant companies, biomaterials manufacturers, materials scientists, biomedical engineers, R&D Departments


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About the Editors

J Ferri Editor

Professor Joel Ferri is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Roger Salengro Hospital in France. He is highly regarded for his work in the field of preprosthetic and maxillofacial surgery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Roger Salengro Hospital, France

E Hunziker Editor

Professor Ernst B. Hunziker is the Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine for Skeletal Tissues in Bern, Switzerland and Professor in the Department of Clinical Research at the University of Bern. He is well known for his research and expertise in the field of skeletal tissue engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bern, Switzerland