In Implant Treatment Planning for the Edentulous Patient: A Graftless Approach to Immediate Loading, Edmond Bedrossian emphasizes the importance of safe, reliable and affordable osseointegration therapies in reconstruction of anatomical and functional defects in the oral, maxillofacial, and cranial regions.
A decisive factor in patient care is simplification of treatment, which should be based on identifying and utilizing the enormous capacity of existing original anchoring tissues. When possible, one should avoid unnecessary advanced and complicated major grafting procedures.
It is decisive to inform each patient about alternatives, referring to long-term clinical experiences and emphasizing the prognostic consequence of the close interaction between surgery, prosthetics function, and the quality of life.
P-I Branemark Professor, MD, PhD, ODhc