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Newly updated and expanded, this classic textbook remains true to its original purpose - that is, to provide basic, objective information about the principles and practice of implant dentistry for the student or practicing dentist who is new to the subject. Beginning with an explanation of the biologic phenomenon of osseointegration, it goes on to describe the processes of diagnosis and treatment planning and finally builds to the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry. The emphasis throughout is on the role of osseointegration within the overall realm of dental treatment. This new edition also introduces the reader to the many developments that have taken place since the publication of the first edition, such as the placement of implants in the esthetic zone, variations in abutment design, and the role of implants in advanced procedures.