This highly-illustrated volume has been specially designed to demystify the principles of occlusion and provide readers with an easy-to-access, full colour guide to this essential although highly complex subject area. Prepared by international opinion leaders, Occlusion: Principles and Practice is rich in pedagogy with pull-out boxes, clinical vignettes, end-of-chapter summaries and an impressive array of explanatory artworks and clinical colour photographs. Over 300 pages provide a clear explanation of the biological principles underlying occlusion in addition to a deep exploration of the latest evidence-based clinical research. The book is also accompanied by an on-line collection of clinical videos and dynamic MRI scans to further reinforce understanding of the complex issues explored within. Designed to give readers more confidence in clinical practice, Occlusion: Principles and Practice will be ideal for senior dental undergraduates and qualified practitioners, especially those undertaking postgraduate exams in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics.
- An easy-to-read, easy-access format presents the newest evidence-based clinical research on occlusion.
- A companion website supports the book with clinical cases, MRI scans showing jaw movement, and video clips of patients undergoing evaluation and treatment.
- Nearly 300 full-color photographs and illustrations depict occlusal conditions, principles, and treatment.
- A world-renowned team of expert contributors offers practical insights gained from years of clinical research and experience.
- Summary tables, key points boxes, and helpful hints and tips make it easier to assess and manage occlusal issues and TMJ problems.
Table of Contents
Preface and Introduction
SECTION 1: BIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
1. The biological basis of a functional occlusion: the neural framework
2. Periodontal micro- and immuno-biology
3. Occlusion and health
4. Occlusion and adaptation to change - neuroplasticity and its implications for cognition
5. Jaw movement and its control
6. Anatomy and pathophysiology of the temporomandibular joint
SECTION 2: ASSESSMENT
7. Occlusal form and clinical specifics
8. Occlusal diagnostics for treatment planning
9. Articulators, transfer records and study casts
SECTION 3: ORAL IMPLANT OCCLUSION
10. Physiological considerations of oral implant function
11. Occlusion and principles of oral implant restoration
12. Implant rehabilitation and clinical management
SECTION 4: CLINICAL PRACTICE AND OCCLUSION MANAGEMENT
13. Temporomandibular joint disorders
14. Jaw muscle disorders
15. Occlusion and periodontal health
16. Occlusion and orthodontics
17. Occlusion and fixed prosthodontics
18. Occlusion and removable prosthodontics
19. Occlusion in maxillofacial prosthetics
20. Occlusal splints and management of the occlusion
21. Occlusal adjustment in occlusion management