BOOKS REVIEW

Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2020.7(3).bookreview.6

Author: Carl Drago

Dr. Carl Drago, DDS, MS, associate professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and his 6 contributors present the 4th edition of Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide to all those interested.
The book has 12 chapters and is accompanied by an index.
The first chapters are an introduction to implant dentistry, regarding conventional dentistry versus implant dentistry and treatment prognosis, and then present implants, implant / abutment connections and implant restorative components.
Following the specialized consultation and the diagnostic procedures (radiographs, CBCT scans, diagnostic articulator mounting), principles of treatment planning are established, following informed consent.
The different treatment modalities are presented and significantly illustrated for treatment of edentulous mandibular patients, replacement of single teeth with CAD/CAM implant restorations, fixed dental prostheses, treatment of edentulous patients with immediate occlusal loading, treatment of partially edentulous patients with immediate non-occlusal loading protocols and computed tomography (CT) guided surgery / immediate occlusal loading with full-arch prostheses in edentulous patients.
The final chapter presents guidelines and maintenance procedures for fixed, full-arch, implant-retained prostheses.
Each chapter is accompanied by carefully chosen radiological and clinical images to understand the text and current references on the subject.
Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide, 4th Edition is a necessary guide for modern dental practice, both for prosthodontists, general dentists, implant surgeons, dental students, dental assistants, hygienists, and for dental laboratory technicians.

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