Decision Making in Dental Implantology: Atlas of Surgical and Restorative Approaches offers an image–based resource to both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant therapy. With an innovative case–by–case approach, more than 2,000 color images depict a broad range of clinical scenarios applicable to clinical practice. Focusing on reestablishing masticatory function and the best options for improving esthetics, the book provides a full understanding of all aspects of implant dentistry.
Chapters cover current concepts for implant dentistry, treatment planning for alveolar bone defects, esthetic areas, and posterior areas, and oral rehabilitation, grounded in the scientific literature. Tips and tricks are included throughout to explain the critical clinical aspects. Decision Making in Dental Implantology is an essential reference for periodontists, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, implant dentists, and residents in all these areas.
- Takes a highly pictorial approach to all aspects of implant dentistry
- Discusses both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant therapy in a single resource
- Describes a wide range of clinical scenarios likely to be encountered in daily practice
- Covers anterior, posterior, and full–mouth restorations
- Presents more than 2,000 color images showing the basic concepts and clinical cases
Decision Making in Dental Implantology ix
About the Authors xiii
1 Current Status of Clinical Practice with Dental Implants: An Evidence–Based Decision Making Overview 1
This chapter presents general aspects to be used in clinical practice with dental implants based on the most relevant up–to–date themes for implantology and other fields of dentistry. Also descriptions on the evidence quality rating/strength of recommendation of procedures proposed by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) adapted by the American Dental Association are detailed.
2 Treatment Planning for Bone Defects in the Alveolar Ridge 23
This chapter provides details on the characteristics of the mostfrequent osseous defects the use of bone substitutes/grafting materials for bone filling and the mechanisms/dynamics of osseous repair.
3 Treatment of Esthetic Areas 43
This chapter details the rational and clinical use of different treatment modalities in esthetically compromised areas. Cases 1 12.
4 Treatment of Posterior Areas 123
This chapter is exclusively dedicated to the presentation of clinical treatment alternatives for the posterior sites of the mandible and maxilla. Cases 13 27.
5 Implant–Supported Rehabilitation of Completely and Partially Edentulous Patients 205
This chapter is explains the role of certain phases of performing successful implant–supported oral rehabilitation.
Cases 28 35.
6 Multidisciplinary Decision Making: The Complexity of Some Potential Real World Clinical Scenarios 325
This chapter presents offers suggestions for the multidisciplinary construction of treatment approaches for cases presenting high esthetical and functional complexity. These therapies are based on the best evidence available on clinicians skills and patients desires. Cases 36 41.
Mauro Tosta, DDS, MSc, PhD, is a specialist in Periodontology and Dental Implantology, ITI Fellow and Speaker, Leadership Team – Brazilian Section, and owns a private practice focused in Esthetic Dentistry, Oral Rehabilitation, Periodontics and Implantology in São Paulo, Brazil.
Gastão Soares de Moura Filho, DDS, MSc, PhD, is a Fellow and Speaker of the Brazilian Section of ITI International Team for Oral Implantology and is in private practice in São Paulo, Brazil.
Leandro Chambrone, DDS, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Unit of Basic Oral Investigation (UIBO) at El Bosque University in Bogotá, Colombia and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.