Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry is a basic guide to foundational knowledge and skills and their application in clinical practice. More comprehensive than a procedural atlas and more accessible than a specialist reference, this text is an indispensable tool for dental students and clinicians beginning work with dental implants.
Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry provides a concise yet comprehensive look at the basic background and science of implantology and includes practical, evidence-based instruction on common procedures such as single implant crowns, bridges and overdentures. Well-illustrated with clear line drawings and clinical photos, the book serves as the perfect introduction to this exciting area of dentistry.
Table of Contents
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1 Introduction to Dental Implants 1
2 Implant–Tissue Interface Biology 23
3 Implant Biomechanics 43
4 Implant Systems 63
5 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 81
6 Essentials for Implant Treatment 103
7 Surgical Planning and Procedures 119
8 Single-Implant Crowns 145
9 Multi-Unit Implant Fixed Prostheses 159
10 Mandibular Implant Overdentures 173
11 Advanced Topics: Surgery 193
12 Advanced Topics: Prosthetics 211
13 Complications 225
Appendix A 243
Appendix B 247
Gerard Byrne is Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, Lincoln, Nebraska, where he teaches foundational courses in implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, and prosthodontics.