To fulfill the vision for his latest book, Dr. Hamid Shafie compiled technical information from a vast variety of sources, including implant manufacturers and designers, master dental technicians, implant researchers, and expert clinicians leading the field of implant dentistry worldwide. He and his expert contributors meticulously assembled each chapter to include only the most relevant and up–to–date content and procedures in a concise and simple format.
Dr. Shafie follows the same easy–to–read, easy–to–understand format as his best–selling textbook Clinical and Laboratory Manual of Implant Overdentures. Starting with the material science behind implant abutments, the text then describes all of the relevant abutment solutions, providing a step–by–step guide to design and manufacturing of the CAD/CAM abutments and explaining how to adjust prefabricated abutments and one–piece titanium and zirconia implants. In addition to offering the ultimate procedural guide for clinical and laboratory preparation of dental implant abutments, this textbook is filled with useful tips on clinical practice management such as sterilization, instrumentation, and trouble–shooting related to implant abutments.
Clinical and Laboratory Manual of Dental Implant Abutmentsis the only text devoted exclusively to an in–depth look at implant abutments. Every dental implant clinician, technician, student, and implant industry insider needs this vital work in their library.
- Contributions from a global team of implant experts
- Different abutment systems from all the major implant systems worldwide have been fully analyzed
- Comprehensive review of mechanical and biological aspects of different implant abutment connections
- Step–by–step descriptions of clinical applications of CAD/CAM and prefabricated abutments
- Adjustment techniques for zirconia and titanium abutments as well as one–piece zirconia and titanium implants
- More than 500 color photographs and schematic illustrations
List of Contributors
1 Implant Abutment MaterialsHamid R. Shafie and Bryan A. White
2 General Information about Implant AbutmentsHamid R. Shafie
3 Retaining Abutment ScrewsHamid R. Shafie and Scott Martyna
4 Different Implant Abutment ConnectionsHamid R. Shafie and Bryan A. White
5 Prefabricated Implant AbutmentsPaul P. Binon
6 Use of CAD/CAM Technology in Custom Abutment ManufacturingJulian Osorio and Robert B. Kerstein
7 Relationship Between Abutment Geometry and Peri–implant Tissue in Esthetic Zone CasesDean Morton, Tamer Abdel–Azim, and Wei–Shao Lin
8 Instrumentation for Abutment Modification and Guidelines for their UseHamid R. Shafie
9 Abutment Preparation Techniques for One–Piece Titanium and Zirconia ImplantsHamid R. Shafie and Mary L. Ballard
10 Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Techniques for Implant AbutmentsHamid R. Shafie