Implant Dentistry Technique Guide: Graftless Solutions For Edentulous Patients

Aug 9, 2023

This new book from Dr. Saj Jivraj, a specialist in full arch restorations, same-day dental implants, explores a range of new procedures and options for patients with failing teeth. Dr. Jivraj also uses these techniques at his own private practice, in Oxnard, CA.

As far back as we have records, there is evidence of humans using dental implants in some form or another, with varying levels of success.

If you go back to the ancient Egyptians, you'll find they were already using gold ligatures to help secure loose teeth, and it wasn't long after that implants of various kinds began showing up.

Of course, you don't really need a history lesson, I'm just trying to make a point - dental techniques have been improving and evolving for thousands of years, and they're still improving today. This is important because obviously, we should always be using the most improved, advanced, and effective techniques available.

You wouldn't use an ancient Egyptian technique to stabilize a loose tooth, and you wouldn't give a patient wooden dentures - because it's not the safest option, and we can do so much better. So maybe it's a good idea not to be using techniques that are even 20 or 30 years old if there's a better option.

That's why I want to talk about this new book from Dr. Saj Jivraj, Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Patient. It's the first in a new series published by the British Dental Journal (BDJ) and British Dental Association (BDA), which explore improvements and advances in several key areas of dentistry.

If you want to learn more about the new clinician's guide, Dr. Saj Jivraj, or the rest of the series, just visit

As we discussed already, dental implants are not new, but the materials, implant techniques, and strategies for optimal placement definitely are. You can find all the details in this revised second edition, which covers a range of innovative and improved techniques for the rehabilitation of fully edentulous patients.

While it doesn't include a history lesson, it does explore traditional graftless procedures, as well as zygomatic implant strategies that can be effective when posterior support cannot be achieved by other means.

Although the book was edited by Dr. Saj Jivraj, it is written by a collaboration of specialists, teachers, and practicing professionals who provide these techniques at their own private clinics. Dr. Jivraj has personally been using these advanced techniques for approximately 18 years and has become known for his full-mouth restorations, and single-day denture implant services.

With the new techniques, Dr. Jivraj has been able to provide near-immediate dentures to clients, while still using fewer implanted posts than the traditional procedures, and with no bone grafting required. You can learn more about how this works from the clinician's guide, or by visiting his dental practice online, at

While both the book and private practice website discuss the new solution, the clinician’s guide explains this process step-by-step, including proven techniques for the placement of traditional tilted and zygomatic implants, and for immediate loading of a full arch restoration. The website, while informative, provides details that are more client-focused, with information about what to expect from the procedure, and how clients can maintain their new teeth.

While the book initially focuses on the implant procedure itself, it also covers a wide range of related topics, such as the optimal materials for full arch restorations, laboratory requirements, and maintenance procedures. It also includes a section on managing complications caused either by the prosthetics themselves, or surgical complications.

One reader said, “This is an excellent clinical guide, covering a range of emerging new techniques in implant dentistry such as graftless procedures. It is very accessible in my opinion and I feel it would be beneficial to all implant dentists at various stages of their career.”

Personally, I've never met Dr. Jivraj, but I am a fan of his work, both educational and practical.

Not only is he an excellent teacher, but he also operates a private dental practice in Oxnard, CA, the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, where he has become well known for his All-On-4 implant procedure and single-day services. He was even voted Best In The USA by his own peers, and he has personally completed well over 1000 redesigned smiles.

If you want the best, advanced techniques, explained in a simple, thorough, and actionable way - Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Patient is for you.

Dr. Jivraj has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of implants and aesthetics and has published over 60 journal articles and several books on related topics.

Learn more about the newest clinician's guide, the full book series, or Dr. Saj Jivraj, at

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