- Short, easy-to-read chapters cover the essentials of care for both short- and long-term patients, stressing the importance of evidence-based treatment.
- Expanded coverage of implant prosthodontics addresses the clinical protocols for implant-retained and implant-supported prosthodontic management.
- Specific chapters address the three surfaces of the complete denture: (1) an impression or intaglio surface, (2) a polished surface, and (3) an occlusal surface, the integration of which is crucial to creating a stable, functional, and esthetic result.
- Chapter on health and nutrition examines a number of systemic conditions (vesciculoerosive conditions, systemic lupus erythematosus, burning mouth syndrome, salivary dysfunction, Sjögren's syndrome, hyper/hyposalivation, diabetes) that affect the oral cavity and specifically influence the prognosis for wearing complete dentures or for accepting osseointegrated prostheses.
- Chapter on the time-dependent changes which occur in the oral cavity focuses on both time-related direct (ulcer/cheek biting, irritation hyperplasia, denture stomatitis, flabby ridge and pendulous maxillary tuberosities, hyperkeratosis and oral cancer, residual ridge reduction) and indirect (atrophy of masticatory muscles, nutritional status and masticatory function, control of sequelae) changes in the oral environment, and provides strategies to minimize the risk of such changes.
- Chapter on the techniques used to prolong the life of complete dentures focuses on the two techniques used to extend the life of dentures: relining and rebasing, also touching on denture duplication.
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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