Recent Advances in Implant Dentistry (Hardcover)
Dental implants refer to the surgical components which interface with the bone of the skull or jaw in order to support a dental prosthesis. Dental implants function through a biological process known as osseointegration, wherein certain substances such as Titanium, form a bond with the bone. The success of implant dentistry procedures depend on various factors, like the drugs used to assist in osseointegration, health of the person and the health of the tissues present in the mouth. The implant can be either removable or fixed. Major types of implants are small diameter implants, implant supported bridge, implant-supported overdenture and single tooth implant restoration. This book discusses the fundamentals as well as modern approaches of implant dentistry. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary manner. As this field is emerging at a rapid pace, the contents of this book will help the readers understand the recent advances in this field.