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Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth, 3rd Edition



Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth, 3rd Edition

Adrian Becker

ISBN: 978-1-444-35571-0 February 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 432 Pages


Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth provides its readers with a gold-standard resource to tackle common, complex and multi-factorial clinical scenarios. Rooted firmly in the scientific reality, it also provides a valuable repository of the evidence-base for this subject area.

The third edition of this classic text has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest advances in research and clinical practice. It discusses recent developments in the periodontal outcome of surgical exposure of impacted teeth, and also incorporates more protocols for routine cases. This enables clinicians to develop their skills in the simpler cases, as well as to improve their understanding of complex and rare presentations. An especially useful chapter looks at failure and impending failure, providing a valuable insight into the real life management of impacted teeth. The author describes how to recognize failure and proposes ways to avoid it, frequently illustrating them with cases from his own clinic.

• Fully revised and updated classic
• Coverage expanded to include protocols for routine, as well as complex cases
• Includes new chapter on extreme tooth displacement and complicating factors
• Provides unparalleled coverage of the evidence base
• Highly illustrated in full colour

Preface to the First Edition vi

Preface to the Second Edition viii

Preface to the Third Edition x

1 General Principles Related to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Impacted Teeth 1

2 Radiographic Methods Related to the Diagnosis of Impacted Teeth 10

3 Surgical Exposure of Impacted Teeth 29

4 Treatment Components and Strategy 55

5 Maxillary Central Incisors 70

6 Palatally Impacted Canines 110

7 Impacted Teeth and Resorption of the Roots of Adjacent Teeth 173

8 Other Single Teeth 211

9 Impacted Teeth in the Adult Patient 262

10 Lingual Appliances, Implants and Impacted Teeth 283

11 Rescuing Teeth Impacted in Dentigerous Cysts 293

12 The Anatomy of Failure 319

13 Traumatic Impaction 357

14 Cleidocranial Dysplasia 370

15 Extreme Impactions, Unusual Phenomena and Difficult Decisions 406

Index 437

“All in all, Dr. Becker's latest contribution provides a comprehensive exploration of one of the most vexing issues faced by orthodontists. After the recent loss of three other revered experts on impactions (Vincent Kokich, Tiziano Baccetti, and Juri Kurol), I hope this indispensable textbook will stimulate new contributors to fill the void in our specialty.”  (Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, 1 March 2014)

“This, third, edition has been fully revised and updated.”  (BDA News, 1 August 2012)