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Prosthodontics at a Glance

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7691-0
126 pages
October 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Prosthodontics at a Glance is a title in the popular At A Glance series and focuses on prosthodontics from diagnostics through treatment to post-operative maintenance. It is an ideal companion for all students of dentistry, clinicians and members of the dental team with an interest in prosthodontics.
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Preface 8

Acknowledgements 9

Section 1: Overview of prosthodontics

1. Overview: rehabilitation of natural teeth 10

2. Overview: rehabilitation by artificial teeth 12

Section 2: Diagnostics

3. Diagnostics: history taking 14

4. Diagnostics: initial consultation 16

5. Diagnostic adjuncts 1 18

6. Diagnostic adjuncts 2 20

7. Radiography 22

8. Computed tomography 24

9. Dental photography 26

10. Occlusal analysis 28

11. Plaster casts and additive diagnostics 30

Section 3: Treatment planning

12. Treatment planning: evidence-based treatment 32

13. Treatment planning: decision-making 34

Section 4: Occlusion

14. Occlusion: terminology and defi nitions 36

15. Occlusion: clinical procedures 38

16. Occlusion: laboratory procedures 40

17. Occlusion: adjustment and splints 42

Section 5: Periodontal aspects

18. The dentogingival apparatus 44

19. Prosthodontic considerations 46

Section 6: Endodontic aspects

20. The dental pulp 48

21. Intraradicular support 50

22. Coronal support: core build-up 52

Section 7: Anterior dental aesthetics

23. Anterior dental aesthetics: basic principles 54

24. Anterior dental aesthetics: theories 56

25. Anterior dental aesthetics: guidelines 58

26. Anterior dental aesthetics: bleaching 60

Section 8: Intracoronal restorations

27. Choice of intracoronal restorations 62

28. Choice of materials for direct restorations 64

Section 9: Extracoronal restorations

29. Choice of extracoronal restorations 66

Section 10: Materials for indirect restorations

30. Cast metal alloys, titanium and resin-based composites 68

31. Ceramic materials 70

Section 11: Tooth preparation

32. Micro-invasive and minimally invasive techniques 72

33. General guidelines for rotary tooth preparation 74

34. Preparation for resin-bonded fi xed partial dentures 76

35. Preparation for inlays and onlays 78

36. Preparation for porcelain laminate veneers 80

37. Preparation for full coverage crowns and fixed partial dentures 82

Section 12: Temporary restorations

38. Provisionals 84

Section 13: Impressions

39. Impression materials 86

40. Impression techniques and armamentarium 88

41. Impressions: soft tissue management 90

Section 14: Dental laboratory

42. Computer-aided design and manufacture technology 92

Section 15: Cementation

43. Luting agents 94

44. Luting agents for defi nitive restorations 96

45. Dentine bonding agents 98

46. Luting techniques 100

Section 16: Removable prostheses

47. Removable prostheses 102

Section 17: Dental implants

48. Osseointegration 104

49. Implants: general considerations 106

50. Implants: treatment planning 108

51. Augmentation and site preparation 110

52. Implants: surgical techniques 112

53. Types and configuration of implants 114

54. Implant abutments 116

55. Restorative options 118

Index 121

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Irfan Ahmad has a private dental practice on the outskirts of London, UK. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He writes extensively on the topic of aesthetic restorations and is a popular invited speaker at dental conferences across the world. His publications number over 120 in peer reviewed international dental journals, and he is the sole author of three books, Digital and Conventional Photography: A Practical Clinical Manual, A Clinical Guide to Anterior Dental Aesthetics and Protocols for Predictable Aesthetic Dental Restorations.
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“To summarise, this is a beautifully presented reader-friendly book.  It is a very easy read from start to finish.  I have no hesitation in recommending this book to any clinician who seeks a reference guide or an aide-memoire.”  (British Dental Journal, 1 January 2013)

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