jCD Book Review: Evolution: Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single-Tooth Implants

October 13, 2015 by AACD Executive Office

The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Book Review is an opinion piece by jCD reviewers. It highlights works that are currently available from publishers in the dental industry.

Evolution: Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single-Tooth Implants

Authors: Iñaki Gamorena and Markus B. Blatz
Publisher:  Quintessence Publishing
Written by: jCD Editorial Review Board

Evolution: Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single-Tooth Implants is a highly visual publication with heavy emphasis on clinical illustrations. There are numerous clinical examples of superbly managed and inspiring treatment results approached from the beginning with excellent outcomes in mind.  The book covers hard and soft tissue management (with appropriate weight given to the importance of the latter), implant selection and design, ideal placement, and provisional and definitive restoration. However, Evolution was produced not only to inspire, but also to educate the reader.  The work is well supported with explanations and succinct “Research” sections, with each section including a concise list of quality references.
The clinical images are beautifully photographed. The authors did a nice job of illustrating the use of some of the instrumentation they like to use for soft tissue augmentation but it would have been helpful to have instrumentation approaches shown for the authors’ preferred donor site, the maxillary tuberosity.  The incisions to employ the tuberosity were graphically illustrated but the instrumentation for the difficult-to-access site was somewhat lacking considering how many times the tuberosity was utilized as a donor site. At times the sectional figure legends did not contribute to an understanding of the point being made with each of the clinical images.  Further segmenting the text to coincide with each image would have made each image carry greater value and purpose. 

Evolution is a significant contribution to the single-tooth implant literature.

Great attention to detail was given to documenting the cases.  The book is well balanced and covers a variety of factors influencing single-tooth implants.  The clinical results are extremely inspiring and motivational.

Evolution is a significant contribution to the single-tooth implant literature.  The authors should be very proud of this publication and their excellent clinical work. 

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