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Osseointegration in Dentistry

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Biocompatibility, Tissue Responses, and Concepts of the Implant Interface
3 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
4 Surgical Stages of Osseointegration
5 Intraoral Implant Applications
6 Biomechanics
7 Prosthodontic Aspects of Dental Implants
8 Implants in the Esthetic Zone
9 Maintenance
10 Complications and Failure
11 Advanced Procedures with Implant Treatment


The concept of osseointegration and its application to dental practice were introduced into North America at the beginning of the 1980s. Since then, many changes have taken place, not in the basic theory and to only a limited extent in surgical technique, but predominantly in the refinement and sophistication of the prosthodontic or dental restorative phase of treatment. The original edition of this book—entitled Osseointegration in Dentistry: An Introduction—has now been revised and expanded with the intention of providing the reader with insight into the developments that have taken place on the basis of further experiments and clinical experience.

It remains the intention of the editors to direct this book to the dental student, as well as to the practicing dentist, who wishes to understand the place of osseointegration in the overall scheme of oral reconstruction. Many chapters have been rewritten and other sections have been added to address previously neglected topics such as the placement of implants in the esthetic zone, variations in abutment design, and the role of osseointegrated implants in more advanced procedures. The student is again advised to follow a path of stepwise learning, proceeding from the simpler to the more complex.

Philip Worthington, MD, BSc
Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Washington School of Dentistry
Seattle, Washington

Brien R. Lang, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jeffrey E. Rubenstein, DMD, MS
Professor and Director
Prosthodontic Faculty Practice and Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service
Department of Prosthodontics
University of Washington School of Dentistry
Seattle, Washington

Editorial Reviews

From Book News, Inc.
Written for dental students and practicing dentists, this second edition of a work originally titled Osseointegration in Dentistry: An Introduction is revised to take into account recent developments in the field, with new material on the placement of implants, abutment design, and the role of osseointegrated implants in more advanced procedures. Worthington is professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Book Info
Univ. of Washington, Seattle. Presents the basic concepts of osseointegration and illustrates how it can be integrated into modern dentistry practice. Discusses biocompatibility, surgical stages, intraoral implant applications, complications and failure, and advanced procedures for implant treatment. Previous edition: c1994. Softcover. DNLM: Dental Implantation, Endosseous.