Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients

Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses


  • George Zarb, BchD(Malta), DDS, MS(Michigan), FRCD(Canada)
  • John Hobkirk, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK
  • Steven Eckert
  • Rhonda Jacob

Covering the functional and esthetic needs of edentulous patients, Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients: Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses, 13th Edition helps you provide complete dentures, with and without dental implant support. It addresses both the behavioral and clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and covers treatment modalities including osseointegration, overdentures, implant-supported fixed prosthesis, and the current and future directions of implant prosthodontics. New to this edition are full-color photographs and coverage of immediately loaded complete dental prostheses. From lead editor and respected educator George Zarb, Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients provides an atlas of clinical procedures and emphasizes the importance of evidence-based treatment.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07844-3

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Patient

1. The Edentulous State

2. Systemic Health Aspects and Nutritional Considerations for Edentulous Patients

3. The Aging Edentulous Patient

4. Sequelae Caused by Wearing Complete Dentures

Part 2: Treatment Options

5. History Taking, Treatment Planning and Improving Denture-Bearing Areas for Edentulous Patients

6. Additional Treatment Planning Options for both Edentulous and Potentially Edentulous Patients

Part Three: The Materials Used

7. Materials Used in the Management of Edentulous Patients

Part 4: Clinical Protocols for Diverse Treatment Scenarios

8. Maxillary and Mandibular Analougue/Substitutes for the Denture-Bearing Area

9. The Dentures' Polished Surfaces, Recording Jaw Relations, and Their Transfer to an Articulator

10. The Occlusal Surfaces: The Selection and Arrangement of Prosthetic Teeth

11. The Try-in Appointment

12. Prosthesis Insertion and Follow-up Appointments

13. Modified Protocols for Immediate Dentures, Overdentures, and Single Dentures

14. Prolonging the Useful Life of Complete Dentures: Relines, Repairs and Duplications

15. Speech Considerations with Complete Dentures

Part 5: Clinical Protocols Specific to Implant-Retained and Implanted Supported Prosthodontic Management

16. The Science of Osseointegration

17. Implant Overdentures

18. Fixed Full Arch Implant-Supported Prostheses for the Edentulous Patient

19. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics for the Edentulous Patient

20. Managing Problems and Complications

21. Immediately Loaded Complete Dental Prostheses

22. Current and Possible Future Directions in Implant Prosthdontics

Part 6: Additional Considerations in the Management of Edentulous Patients

23. The Impact of Socioeconomic, Cultural and Technological Changes and the Notion of Standards of Care and Alternative Protocols