Key Features

  • Prepared by editors and contributors of international renown
  • Contains an abundance of full colour, clinical illustrations to show the results that can be achieved in real life
  • Describes how to achieve the best appearance in order to meet increasing patient expectations
  • Discusses the use of fixed prosthodontics in one volume and how fixed and removable prosthodontics can be integrated
  • Gives unique emphasis on the preventative, biological approach to the use of fixed prosthodontics in order to ensure positive long-term treatment outcomes
  • Clearly illustrates why aspects of tooth preparation are necessary and how the construction of restorations influences their fit
  • Provides an integrated, multidisciplinary step-by-step guide to the provision of indirect fixed restorations
  • Provides guidance on effective communication with laboratory staff to ensure high-quality tooth preparation
  • Describes the correct handling of materials and restorations when being fitted
  • Presents the latest findings regarding the use of contemporary materials and techniques – such as the use of Expasyl, Protemp temporary crowns, CAD and CAM crowns
  • Comprehensive coverage of the subject area makes cross-referencing to other books unnecessary

Table of Contents

1. Management of dental caries

2. Periodontal disease

3. Endodontic problems in advanced operative dentistry

4. Tooth wear

5. Aesthetic problems

6. Occlusion

7. Cores

8. Gold crowns

9. Gold restorations: the metals, the manufacture and the fit

10. Metal–ceramic crowns

11. All-ceramic crowns

12. Inlays, onlays and veneers

13. Impression materials and techniques

14. Provisional restorations

15. Getting the appearance correct

16. Complex multiple fixed and combined fixed and removable prosthodontics

17. When and how to replace missing teeth

18. Minimal preparation (resin retained) bridges

19. Conventional bridges

Details

No. of pages:
276
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702031267
Electronic ISBN:
9780702045660

About the authors

David Ricketts

Professor David Ricketts qualified at Guy’s Hospital Dental School, now GKT Kings College, in 1986. Following an Oral Surgery House Officer post and two years in general practice he returned to Guy’s Hospital to study for an MSc in conservative dentistry. During this period his main research interest in cariology and, in particular, its diagnosis and appropriate management began which led to the award of a PhD in 1995. David has since published widely in his research area and in other aspects of restorative dentistry and his research has led to collaboration with colleagues in numerous European countries and the USA. In 1999 David moved to Dundee and was promoted to Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2003. In 2006 he became Leader of the Section of Operative Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics and Endodontology at Dundee Dental School and in 2008 he was awarded a personal Chair in Cariology and Conservative Dentistry.

David Bartlett

Professor David Bartlett is Head of Prosthodontics at Kings College London Dental Institute. His research interest in tooth wear, particularly dental erosion, began with his PhD completed in 1995 which investigated the relationship between reflux disease and dental erosion. David has published over 70 research articles on dental erosion and other restorative subjects in National and International dental and medical journals. He has supervised four PhD’s, 20 MSc’s and been successfully awarded nearly half a million pounds in grant income. David has written three books and a number of chapters on prosthodontics.