[Premium] Color Atlas of Dental Implant Surgery, 3rd Edition


Michael S. Block, DMD, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Book Description

Use this atlas-style guide to master implant procedures and techniques! Written by leading expert Michael S. Block, DMD, Color Atlas of Dental Implant Surgery, 3rd Edition provides clear, full-color clinical photos and practical instructions covering a wide range of implant challenges. It takes you through treatment planning, presurgical guidelines, detailed surgical techniques, and postoperative follow-up. This edition adds more case studies, coverage of computed tomography, and a new DVD with videos of 14 surgical procedures filmed by the author. With this book, you’ll be able to address any implant-related situation and achieve optimal results!


  • Guidelines for CT imaging help you to accurately assess vital structures and discover bone shape and height, resulting in a more precise treatment planning sequence, including coverage of planning for a fixed prosthesis, immediate provisionalization in a patient with teeth, assessing bone prior to implant placement, immediate provisionalization using a CT-generated guide stent, angling implants to avoid the inferior alveolar nerve, and more.
  • New, cutting-edge techniques/procedures with photo sequences include: the use of fibrin glue to augment ridge width with an open approach, angled implants as an alternative to sinus grafting, laser-assisted intraimplant site sinus elevation surgery, zygomatic implants to support a nasal/maxillary prosthesis, strategies for maintaining the facial gingival margin when extracting and replacing an anterior tooth in the maxilla, the use of model-based surgery for guided implant placement, and many more.
  • Immediate Provisionalization of Implant Restorations chapter covers single-tooth implant restorations and multi-unit restorations.
  • Adds coverage of immediate placement of implants at the time of tooth extraction.
  • Discusses critical factors for esthetic central incisor implant restorations.
  • Covers immediate loading of the edentulous mandible with provisional and final restorations, and discusses augmentation of the thin ridge using particulate materials, providing the patient with complete restoration of function within minutes of implant placement.
  • Covers the use of distraction osteogenesis for severely atrophic anterior maxillary sites and treatment of anterior maxillary atrophy with onlay grafts for fixed prosthetics, to restore the patient with severe maxillary defects and create the soft tissue needed for bone graft and later implant placement.
  • Discusses new technique for bone morphogenetic protein for sinus augmentation, so patients may have recombinant BMP placed with bone formation allowing implant placement, without the need for morbid autogenous bone harvesting or the use of allografts or xenografts.
  • Covers extraction site protocols to reconstruct and preserve bone bulk in anticipation of implant placement, offering methods for grafting the extraction socket to allow for ideal implant placement at a later time.


  • Clear step-by-step procedures include indications, contraindications, and treatment results for each procedure.
  • Over 1,400 full-color photographs and drawings depict important concepts and techniques, and show treatment from beginning to end.
  • Indications and contraindications for each procedure provide details of why a procedure is performed.
  • A discussion of the result of prosthodontic treatment is provided for each case, explaining how implant placement factors into successful therapy.
  • Chapters are organized by oral anatomy and surgical technique, with each chapter presenting a different area of the mouth or a specific surgical technique.
  • The Mandible section covers various approaches to augmentation of the atrophic mandible, including a case that utilizes distraction osteogenesis.
  • Detailed cases of posterior mandible surgery demonstrate onlay bone harvesting and grafting the deficient ridge.
  • The Maxilla section features sinus grafting, hard and soft tissue procedures, and the relatively new zygomaticus implant procedure.
  • References are provided at the end of every chapter for additional reading and research.

Editorial Reviews


“An abundance of clear, full-colour, clinical photos and practical content cover every implant challenge, with each chapter presenting a different area of the mouth or a specific surgical technique”
BDA News, vol 21, no 4, April 2008

Customer Reviews

Great read on implant dentistry!, August 5, 2011

Must-read for those interested in implant surgery. With easy-to-follow, colorful illustrations, this well-organized book thoroughly discusses essential principles of comprehensive implant dentistry with emphasis on challenging anterior/esthetic cases, different approaches to bone grafting/soft tissue manipulation/flap designs and their limitations. Highly recommended!

Very specialized, September 20, 2010
This product is good for an oral surgeon. Not for the regular periodontist, or general dentist. Too advanced for the regular reader.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (April 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437708773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437708776
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds


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