The new edition of this well established and highly regarded textbook has been
completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field
of tooth loss and denture provision. Primarily aimed at students in the undergraduate
and immediate postgraduate years, it will also be of value to all those, including
clinical dental technicians, who are faced with the increasingly challenging
problems of complete denture treatment in dental practice.
Starting with a thorough grounding in the background and theory of denture treatment, the book goes on to describe clinical procedures for all stages of treatment as well as devoting a chapter to the diagnosis and management of clinical problems. The clinical chapters also include sections on quality control, where topics are suggested for consideration in audit cycles.
Now in full colour throughout, this fifth edition of Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient contains over 100 illustrations and also includes a brand new section on implant overdentures.
• Stresses the importance of evidence-based treatment
• Emphasises care of the elderly and the value of holistic treatment
• Uses a flexible approach to accommodate patient variation
• Highlights the importance of good communication between clinician and dental technician
• Includes many high-quality full colour illustrations
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition by John Osborne.
Foreword to the Fifth Edition by Gunnar E. Carlsson.
1 An Appraisal of the Complete Denture Situation.
2 Factors Influencing the Outcome of Prosthetic Treatment.
3 Transition from the Natural to the Artificial Dentition.
4 Stability of Dentures.
5 Jaw Relations – Theoretical Considerations.
6 Introductory Remarks to the Clinical Chapters.
7 Assessment of the Patient.
8 The Relevance of Existing Dentures.
9 Preparation of the Mouth.
11 Recording Jaw Relations – Clinical Procedures.
12 Dentures and Muscles.
13 Try-in Procedures.
14 Fitting Complete Dentures.
15 Recall Procedures.
16 Some Clinical Problems and Solutions.
Robin Basker is former Professor of Dental Prosthetics at the University of Leeds Dental School.
John Davenport is former Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham Denatl School.
J Mark Thomasan is Professor of Prosthodontics & Oral Rehabilitation at Newcastle School of Dental Sciences. He is Editor of the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, treasurer for the British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry and is on the management committee of the British Society for Dental Research.