1. Introduction and Rationale Prevention 2. Prevention of Peri-Implant Problems-Patient Selection 3. Prevention of Peri-Implant Problems-Treatment Plan 4. Prevention of Peri-Implant Problems-Surgery 5. Prevention of Peri-Implant Problems-Prosthodontics Etiology 6. Etiology of Peri0Implant Diseases 7. Examination for Patients with Dental Implants 8. Disgnosis of Peri-Implant Diseases 9. Occlusion and its Relation to Peri-Implant Diseases Management 10. A Typical Implant Mainetenance Visit 11. Advanced Therapeutics 12. Future Directions
This book examines the current state of knowledge on why implant failures occur, makes specific recommendations for prevention of failure, and emphasizes the role that maintenance plays in increasing the probability of success. Current recommendations for the treatment of ailing implants are also reviewed. Prevention begins with appropriate patient selection and treatment planning, correct implant placement, and effective prosthetic rehabilitation. All of these aspects are thoroughly discussed. The specifics of maintenance therapy for patients with dental implants are then addressed, bearing in mind that patients on a regular maintenance schedule following completion of active therapy have fewer implant complications. Readers will find information on the frequency of visits as well as step-by-step guidance for a routine visit. In addition, current concepts regarding the etiology of implant failure are covered, with explanation of their potential implications for maintenance care. The book will be an ideal aid and reference source for all clinicians wishing to stay abreast of the latest knowledge and developments in the field of dental implant diagnosis, maintenance, and therapeutic intervention.
Thomas G. Wilson, Jr. has been involved in the full-time private practice of dentistry (periodontics and dental implants) since 1974. He received his DDS from the University of Tennessee in 1971 and his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Washington Graduate School of Dentistry in 1974. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1980. He is currently Editor in Chief of Decisions in Dentistry and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence International and was Associate Editor of The Journal of Periodontology. He is the author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored or co-edited several books on periodontics and dental implants. He has been Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio since 1989 and Adjunct Associate Professor in Graduate Periodontics at Texas A&M College of Dentistry since 1988.
Stephen K. Harrel, BA, MA, DDS, is Adjunct Professor of Periodontology at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He completed his DDS at Baylor College of Dentistry (1972) and received his Certificate in Periodontics from University of Oregon Health Science Center in 1974. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1978. Dr. Harrel was in the private practice of Periodontics from 1976 to 2012 and has been President of Texas Medical and Dental Designs LLC - Research and Development since 1990. His clinical research has focused on minimally invasive surgery, the relationship of occlusion to the progression of periodontal disease, periodontal treatment outcomes, and infection control with an emphasis on dental aerosols. Dr. Harrel became a Fellow of the American Academy of Periodontology in 2009. From 2009 to 2013 he was Chairman of the American Dental Association's Council of Scientific Affairs. He is the author of more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book on minimally invasive periodontal therapy