by Thomas Balshi, DDS - William Becker, DDS - Edmond Bedrossian, DD
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular choice for tooth replacement. This guide answers the medical, aesthetic, and procedural questions patients often have in selecting this alternative to dentures and bridges. Four experienced implant specialists explain each step of dental implant treatment from the initial consultation to the recovery process. Included is information on the dental implant surgery procedures, the restorative process, potential risks, and desired outcomes.
About the Author
Thomas Balshi, D.D.S. is a practicing prosthodontist and the director of the Institute for Facial Esthetics. He is the author of From Soup to Nuts. He lives in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. William Becker, D.D.S. is an associate professor of periodontology at the University of Southern California school of dentistry in Los Angeles and a clinical professor of periodontology at the University of Texas at Houston. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Edmond Bedrossian, D.D.S. is the director of the postdoctoral implant training program at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He lives in San Francisco, California. Peter Wohrle, D.M.D. is an assistant clinical professor of advanced prosthodontics at the University of Southern California and the associate editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology. He lives in Newport Beach, California. Jack Kusler has 30 years of experience as an illustrator. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.