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Rodrigues, Antonio H. C.
Treatment planning is commonly considered one of the most important phases of any dental treatment and vital for achieving successful long-term results. However, most dental schools do not offer courses exclusively designed for comprehensive planning, and comprehensive planning is rarely discussed at scientific meetings because it is considered a basic topic that practitioners should already understand. This knowledge gap leaves practicing clinicians with few options beyond using their own intuition to solve problems, which is highly unpredictable. Therefore, this book presents clinical guidelines for planning treatments in restorative dentistry and outlines a clear, objective, and simple thinking process that can be easily applied in daily practice, essentially providing the reader with a roadmap to be used as a reference from the very initial procedures until final restorative treatment. Part 1 describes how to identify existing problems by gathering, organizing, and analyzing information obtained during clinical examination. Examination checklists and forms are included to ensure that no important information is left out during the evaluation process. Part 2 focuses on providing solutions to identified problems via restorative treatment options, highlighting the use of implant-supported restorations in the treatment of both partially and completely edentulous arches. Part 3 details how to present treatment options to the patient and includes aspects related to patient education, treatment plan presentation, and obtaining informed consent from the patient. Altogether, this book will transform the way you treatment plan your cases.
This exciting new book expertly describes key features of vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation, containing chapters on: the surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth; the steps involved in mandibular ridge augmentation, including the modified lingual flap and the protection of the mental nerve during flap advancement; anterior maxillary ridge augmentation, including eight chapters devoted to the key steps in this process from papilla reconstruction of single tooth defects to papilla regeneration after vertical ridge augmentation in multiple missing teeth; a step-by-step description of severely resorbed complete maxillary reconstruction using guided bone regeneration (GBR) and simultaneous sinus augmentation, with a separate chapter on growth factor applications using BMP-2 and PDGF in conjunction with newly developed GBR perforated membranes; and complications of membrane exposure and the management of different degrees of graft infections. The user-friendly format is underscored by the unique “Lessons Learned” sections, which reflect on most of the cases described, making suggestions about what could have been done differently to achieve even better results. These sections contribute to making this book a useful and honest account of the clinical practice of ridge augmentation with GBR.
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.