Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients

Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses


  • George Zarb, BchD(Malta), DDS, MS(Michigan), FRCD(Canada)
  • Charles Bolender, DDS, MS
  • Steven Eckert
  • Rhonda Jacob
  • Aaron Fenton
  • Regina Mericske-Stern

This text provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the treatment of patients with dentures, a topic rarely covered in other books, despite the fact that thousands of patients require them. It offers a thorough understanding of the functional and esthetic implications of edentulism, as well as information on the behavioral and clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment. With topics ranging from treatment modalities to tooth-supported prostheses to both immediate and complete dentures, this valuable resource gives the basic information necessary to treat the edentulous patient. This edition continues to focus on implant prosthodontics, as more and more people choose to make this simple, effective, affordable option a part of their treatment.
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Book information

  • Published:
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09217-3

Table of Contents

Part 1: On Being Edentulous
1. The Edentulous Predicament
2. Biomechanics of the Edentulous State
3. The Effects of Aging on the Edentulous State
4. Sequelae of Wearing Complete Dentures
5. Temporomandibular Disorders in Edentulous Patients
6. Nutrition Care for the Denture-Wearing Patient

Part 2: Diagnoses and Treatment Planning for Edentulous or Potentially Edentulous Patients
7. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Edentulous or Potentially Edentulous Patients
8. On Pre-Prosthetic Surgery: Improving the Patients’ Denture Bearing Areas and Ridge Relations
9. Immediate Dentures
10. Overdentures
11. Building Rapport: The Art of Communication in the Management of the Edentulous Predicament
12. Materials Prescribed in the Management of Edentulous Patients

Part 3: Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient: Fabrication of Complete Dentures
13. Developing an Analogue/Substitute for the Maxillary Denture-Bearing Area
14. Developing an Analogue/Substitute for the Mandibular Denture-Bearing Area
15. Identification of Shape and Location of Arch Form: The Recording Base and Occlusion Rim
16. Biological and Clinical Considerations in Making Jaw Relation Records and Relating the Patient to the Articulator
17. Selecting and Arranging Prosthetic Teeth and Occlusion for the Edentulous Patient
18. The Try-In Appointment: Sections I, II, and III
19. Speech Considerations with Complete Dentures
20. Waxing and Processing the Dentures, Their Insertion and Follow-Up
21. Single Dentures
22. The Retention of Complete Dentures
23. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics for the Edentulous Patient
24. Prolonging the Useful Life of Complete Dentures: The Relining Procedure

Part 4: Implant Prosthodontics
25. Implant-Supported Prostheses for Edentulous Patients
26. The Science of Osseointegration
27. Clinical Protocol for Treatment with Implant-Supported Overdentures
28. Clinical Protocol: Implant-Supported Prostheses
29. Managing Problems and Complications
30. Current and Future Directions in Implant Prosthodontics