Biologic Principles | Surgical Techniques | Clinical Challenges
Augmentation of the alveolar ridge is special in medicine because it offers the possibility of true biologic regeneration of the jawbone. With his book, the author makes a decisive contribution to knowledge management and judgment in this dynamic field. It begins with the basics of augmentation surgery, bone regeneration, and wound healing, as well as grafts and materials. Subsequent chapters cover augmentation techniques such as bone grafting, soft tissue management, and standard surgical techniques, fully explaining the available surgical techniques for even the most demanding surgeons. The final third of the book is devoted to clinical challenges and the issue of clinical decision making, includingwhich procedure offers the highest safety and best outcome in every patient situation. The chapters are complemented by step-by-step illustrated clinical cases that make the respective topic clear and comprehensible. The book is aimed at all dentists as an introduction to the subject of augmentation. It also offers experienced clinicians and oral and maxillofacial surgeons many practical tips, especially in dealing with complications.