Zero Bone Loss Concepts

Tomas Linkevicius

 

Bone loss is still a major issue that dentists encounter, but it is a complication that can be prevented. By combining clinical experience with peer-reviewed scientific evidence, the author of this book has put together a guide that any implant specialist will find invaluable to prevent bone loss in their patients. Different strategies are presented that can be used to achieve zero bone loss years after treatment. Because successful treatment depends on both the surgical and prosthetic components, the book is divided into two parts, each focusing in depth on what must be done in each phase to promote bone stability. Case presentations detail many types of clinical situations, implant choices, and prosthetic solutions, all backed by evidence-based clinical studies that have proven success.1,231 illustrations Contents: Section I: Surgical Concepts 1. Surgical Factors for Establishing Crestal Bone Stability 2. Implant Design Factors 3. Implant Placement Depth 4. Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness 5. Subcrestal Implant Placement 6. Flattening of the Alveolar Ridge 7. The Tent-Pole Technique 8. Vertical Soft Tissue Augmentation 9. Attached Tissues Around Dental Implants 10. Practical Recommendations for Implant Placement Section II: Prosthetic Concepts 11. Prosthetic Factors for Maintaining Crestal Bone Stability 12. Considerations for Cement-Retained Restorations 13. Cement/Screw-Retained Restorations 14. Titanium Base Solutions for Fixed Partial Dentures 15. Abutment Alternatives 16. Influence of the Emergence Profile 17. Prosthetic Materials 18. Subgingival Materials 19. Avoiding “Zirconia Without Zirconia” Restorations 20. Supragingival Materials for Implant Reconstructions

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