Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide


Carl Drago, DDS, MS, Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Private Practice, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Book Description

Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide offers clinicians a practical, step-by-step approach to treatment planning and restoring dental implants. This highly-illustrated, case-based book demonstrates how to treat the most commonly encountered treatment scenarios, describing the procedures, techniques, and sequences required in clear, concise language and in an easy-to-use format. The book takes the theory of implant restoration, using as its basis 3i’s implant systems, and places it directly in the operatory, concentrating in detail on each stage of the actual clinical procedures involved in treating different patients. It integrates implant treatment with the realities of running a successful restorative practice. Building on the work of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of this successful text reflects the advances of implant prosthetics over the intervening years, providing all new cases, exploring new techniques and technology, and demonstrating updated system components and armamentarium.

Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide follows a logical structure of three sections. The first section introduces implant restorative dentistry, how to develop an implant restorative practice, the issues involved, the technical components of the 3i systems, diagnosis, and treatment planning. The central section of the book devotes separate chapters to in-depth descriptions of each of several types of patient that the restorative dentist may encounter, ranging from basic to more challenging cases. Every step of each procedure is described and illustrated with clinical photographs. Laboratory work orders are presented for use with commercial dental laboratories. The final section discusses record-keeping, patient compliance, hygiene regimes and follow-up, and provides the reader with an outline of best-practice procedural protocols.

An excellent and accessible guide on the most burgeoning subject in modern dental practice by one of its most experienced clinicians, Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide will appeal to prosthodontists, general dentists, implant surgeons, dental students, dental laboratory technicians and dental assistants.

  • Step-by-step format for quick and clear reference
  • Highly illustrated with full color throughout
  • Focuses on the practical aspects of actual clinical procedures
  • Profiles several common basic and more advanced cases in a simple, concise, and straightforward manner
  • Advises on procedural protocols, treatment planning, and sequencing
  • Includes single-unit and implant-supported denture prostheses

Editorial Reviews


“The author’s straightforward approach to treatment planning and procedural description makes this a valuable text for practitioners and technologists of every experience level, no matter the implant system they restore. A most comprehensive review of the literature has been furnished in each chapter to impart an evidence-based understanding of the clincial procedures. The hardbound text is filled with wqulity color diagrams and images to support the vebiage. The entire text supports a tem approach to treatment palnning, thus improving the outcomes for the patients.” (Journal of Prosthodontics)

Customer Reviews

Step by Step implant restoration guide, April 19, 2010
 This book has excellent pictures, and as its title clearly states, it is a step by step guide to restoring an implant. I gave it 3 stars because It is focused on only one implant system, and almost feels like a commercial booklet for that brand of implant. I think there are better texts in this category.
Excellent guide, August 28, 2011
I think this makes for an excellent illustration guide. The author specifically stated in the intro that the procedures were specific to one implant company. However, readers should easily be able to adapt the principles to other implant companies.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (January 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081382883X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813828831
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds


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