The simplified clinical protocols described in this book represent a revolution in the esthetic rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla that updates the knowledge base and corrects outdated principles deeply rooted in the profession. The treatment strategy is prosthetically driven and tailored to address the anatomical realities of any clinical situation.
The authors emphasize use of a comprehensive esthetic analysis and the careful management of the essential preparatory phases, and they outline the esthetic design principles and clinical methodology for different treatment options. They also discuss indications for immediate loading, delivery of a fixed prosthesis shortly after the surgery, flapless surgery, and the all-on-four treatment concept, all of which can be used to limit postoperative difficulties for the patient. By tailoring the prosthetic management to the clinical situation and simplifying the surgical and prosthetic protocols, the authors of this book have developed predictable esthetic treatment strategies that will be applicable to the largest number of patients and the largest number of clinicians.
Chapter 1. Esthetic Analysis
Chapter 2. Preparatory Phase
Chapter 3. Implant Indications
Chapter 4. Immediate Loading and Provisionalization
Chapter 5. Types of Prostheses
Chapter 6. The All-on-Four Concept