- Explains the rationale and technique for the rehabilitation of fully edentulous patients
- Covers both traditional graftless concepts and zygomatic implant strategies
- Provides step-by-step descriptions of techniques
- Offers guidance on management of complications
This book, designed to meet the needs of clinicians, clearly explains the rationale and technique for the rehabilitation of fully edentulous patients utilizing traditional graftless concepts as well as zygomatic implant strategies when posterior support cannot be achieved by the former means. Considerations relevant to treatment planning and the biomechanics of immediate loading and zygomatic implants are first discussed. The techniques for placement of traditional tilted and zygomatic implants and for immediate loading of a full arch restoration are then described step by step. Detailed information and guidance are also provided on the different materials available for full arch restorations, laboratory aspects of the definitive restoration, maintenance of restorations, and management of prosthetic and surgical complications. The book concludes with a helpful series of clinical cases. Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Patient is designed particularly for clinicians with experience in placing and restoring dental implants.
Saj Jivraj is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry (USA). He gained his BDS from the University of Manchester School of Dentistry (UK) in 1993 and subsequently went on to complete diplomas at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry (Preceptorship in Prosthodontics, 1999) and the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics, 2002). He also holds a Masters in Science Education from University of Southern California School of Education (2002). His positions at the USC School of Dentistry have included Chairman of the Section of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry and Director of Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics. In addition, he is an Honorary Clinical Teacher at the Eastmann Dental Institute in London. He is the author of more than 30 journal articles as well as co-author of the book Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry(BDJ Books, 2007).