Foreword vii Decision Making in Dental Implantology ix Preface xi About the Authors xiii 1 Current Status of Clinical Practice with Dental Implants: An Evidence-Based Decision Making Overview 1 This chapter presents general aspects to be used in clinical practice with dental implants based on the most relevant up-to-date themes for implantology and other fields of dentistry. Also descriptions on the evidence quality rating/strength of recommendation of procedures proposed by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) adapted by the American Dental Association are detailed. 2 Treatment Planning for Bone Defects in the Alveolar Ridge 23 This chapter provides details on the characteristics of the mostfrequent osseous defects the use of bone substitutes/grafting materials for bone filling and the mechanisms/dynamics of osseous repair. 3 Treatment of Esthetic Areas 43 This chapter details the rational and clinical use of different treatment modalities in esthetically compromised areas. Cases 1-12. 4 Treatment of Posterior Areas 123 This chapter is exclusively dedicated to the presentation of clinical treatment alternatives for the posterior sites of the mandible and maxilla. Cases 13-27. 5 Implant-Supported Rehabilitation of Completely and Partially Edentulous Patients 205 This chapter is explains the role of certain phases of performing successful implant-supported oral rehabilitation. Cases 28-35. 6 Multidisciplinary Decision Making: The Complexity of Some Potential "Real World" Clinical Scenarios 325 This chapter presents offers suggestions for the multidisciplinary construction of treatment approaches for cases presenting high esthetical and functional complexity. These therapies are based on the best evidence available on clinicians' skills and patients' desires. Cases 36-41. Index 407
The authors Mauro Tosta, DDS, MSc, PhD, is a specialist in Periodontology and Dental Implantology, ITI Fellow and Speaker, Leadership Team - Brazilian Section, and owns a private practice focused in Esthetic Dentistry, Oral Rehabilitation, Periodontics and Implantology in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gastao Soares de Moura Filho, DDS, MSc, PhD, is a Fellow and Speaker of the Brazilian Section of ITI - International Team for Oral Implantology and is in private practice in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Leandro Chambrone, DDS, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Unit of Basic Oral Investigation (UIBO) at El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.