For general practitioners wishing to offer implant treatment this text the use of implants for achieving predictable restorative results. It presents a system that will allow dentists to identify those patients who are suitable candidates for implant therapy. It covers the specific risk factors - general, aesthetic and biomechanical - and explains how the dentist can define and evaluate the impact of these various risk factors and modify treatment accordingly. The risk factors and limitations specific to all types of edentulism and each particular clinical situation are described in detail. The safest treatment options, as well as alternative are given for each situation. Different surgical protocols are also presented, and the importance of communication openly with patients is stressed.