There is no one way to approach immediate implant placement in molar sites, but each technique has the same prerequisites: careful case selection and planning, good working knowledge of anatomy and bone biology, expertise in localized and indirect sinus floor elevations, and knowing when and how to use particulate bone grafting. But even with such knowledge, clinicians still need guidelines to show them how to achieve predictable success. This book is that guide. It brings together clinical experts in the field who having been leading the research on immediate molar implants over the last decade and it describes the current best practices to ensure implant success. Emphasis is placed on assessment of the implant site, particularly regarding classification of the molar septum bone, and how to achieve optimal implant positioning within the molar socket. The role of digital treatment planning and guided surgery is discussed, as are application of bone grafts and other biomaterials to enhance healing. Immediate molar implants have become a more viable treatment option than ever before, and this book will help clinicians move forward with confidence.
ISBN: 978-0-86715-954-7; 9780867159547
252 pp; ~725 illus