Introduction to Complete Dentures: Anatomical Landmarks and Age-Related Changes in Edentulous Patients.- Evaluation of Edentulous Patients. Preprosthetic Planning and Impression Procedures: Preprosthetic Mouth Preparation.- Impression Material Selection According to the Impression Technique.- The Diagnostic Impressions and Custom Made Trays.- Anatomical Landmarks and Impression Taking in Complete Dentures. Establishing Occlusal Relationship: Recording Maxillomandibular Relations.- Movements and Mechanics of Mandibula, Occlusion Concepts and Laws of Articulation.
This excellently illustrated book equips dental students and practitioners with all the information and guidance required in order to plan optimally the treatment of edentulous patients. Introductory chapters identify the anatomic landmarks and age-related changes in these patients and explain how evaluation should be performed. Preprosthetic planning and impression procedures are then described in detail, covering key principles, mouth preparation, selection of impression material and technique, construction and adjustment of the custom tray, and border molding techniques. The final part of the volume focuses on establishing the occlusal relationship. Readers will find clear explanation of concepts of occlusion in prosthodontics, the recording of maxillomandibular relations, types of mandibular movement, and other important topics. Throughout the book, much attention is devoted to problem solving. A companion volume covering the implementation of complete denture treatment, including resolution of postinsertion problems, is available separately.
Yasemin Kulak OEzkan completed her graduate education in the Faculty of Dentistry, Marmara University, Turkey in 1987 and then became a research assistant in the Faculty of Dentistry's Department of Prosthodontics in the same year. She was appointed as an Associate Professor in 1996 and became a Professor in 2001. She was a Vice Dean over the period 2004-7 and became a Dean in 2014. She currently works as Dean and Chief of the Prosthodontic Department in the Faculty of Dentistry at Marmara University. She has published more than 60 papers in renowned journals and is an editorial board member of repute.