- Explains how to achieve the ideal aesthetic outcome in the dental implant patient
- Provides comprehensive information on each aspect of diagnosis and treatment
- Includes helpful “how to” flow charts Written by experts with worldwide reputations
This book, written by acknowledged experts with international reputations, provides clinicians with detailed guidelines on the nature of the ideal anterior dental implant and, more importantly, how the desired aesthetic outcome is to be achieved. It reflects the incredible paradigm shift that has taken place within implant dentistry during the past 5 years, with recognition of the importance of a ‘crown down’ approach to diagnosis, planning, and treatment, especially in the anterior zone. In order to ensure reproducibility and predictability of treatment outcomes, the fabrication of an aesthetic dental implant must follow a complex algorithm, which is reviewed in a stepwise approach. Sections are devoted to evaluation of the aesthetic implant patient, immediate implant placement, staged implant placement, and restoration. Readers will come to appreciate how the final emergence profile of the definitive restoration reflects the complex interplay of components below the visible smile zone. Helpful flow charts are included that will assist in optimal performance of the described procedures.
E. Dwayne Karateew is Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Karateew graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University in 1992 and received Certificates in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. He joined the University of British Columbia in 1997 and, among other posts, served as Director of Implant Surgery from 2000 to 2012. Dr. Karateew is a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental and Facial Esthetics and has also been elected as a Fellow, IPS Master, and Diplomate of the Academy of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Since 2004 he has been Contributing Consultant for the Prosthodontics Section on the editorial board of Oral Health, and he is also past Implant Section Editor for the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dr. Karateew has given numerous major presentations on implant dentistry at conferences across the world.