Bone augmentation of the alveolar ridge is fairly unique in medicine, because true biologic regeneration of lost alveolar bone is achievable. With this book, the author makes a fine contribution to knowledge management and clinical judgment in this dynamic field. The book begins with the basics of jaw atrophy, biology of bone regeneration, and wound healing, as well as grafts and materials. Subsequent chapters cover standard augmentation techniques such as bone grafting and soft tissue management, fully explaining available augmentation techniques. The final third of the book is dedicated to a clinical decision-making for different situations, challenges in the esthetic region, posterior jaws, and fully edentulous ridges. The chapters are supplemented with step-by-step clinical cases that clearly illustrate the respective topic. The book aims to introduce general dentists to the field of bone and soft tissue augmentation. It also offers more experienced colleagues, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, many practical tips, particularly with regard to complication management.1,383 illustrations Contents Part A. Biologic Basics 1. General Principles of Augmentation Surgery 2. Biologic Basis of Bone Regeneration and Wound Healing 3. Bone Grafts 4. Augmentation Surgery Materials Part B. Operating Techniques 5. Patient Management and Surgery Preparation 6. Bone Grafting: Standards and Surgical Technique 7. Soft Tissue Management and Augmentation 8. Standard Surgical Techniques for Augmentation 9. Alternatives and Adjuncts to Standard Augmentation Techniques 10. Extraction Socket Treatment Part C. Clinical Challenges and Decision Making 11. Decision Making According to Defect Stage 12. Decision Making in the Anterior Esthetic Region 13. The Posterior Regions: Free-End Situations 14. The Atrophic Edentulous Jaw 15. Reparative Surgery and Complication Management
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