This practical manual focuses on the discipline of complete denture technology. It sets out the ideal properties of complete dentures, and provides the reader with techniques for achieving these when carrying out any stage in the production process. Procedures are clearly set out in step-by-step format and fully illustrated with clinical photographs. Techniques in Complete Denture Technology discusses all the various elements that are essential for optimum denture provision, including fit, retention, stability, occlusion, muscular control, aesthetics and materials. It is essential reading for dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and maxillo-facial prosthetists, as well as providing a valuable resource for dentists and students. KEY FEATURES * Provides techniques for achieving the ideal properties of complete dentures * Discusses fit, retention, stability, occlusion, muscular control, aesthetics and materials * Full of easy to follow step-by-step procedures * Written by an experienced and established author team * Highly illustrated with full colour clinical photos
Dr Tony Johnson is Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, at the University of Sheffield Dr Duncan J. Wood is a Senior University Teacher in the Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, at the University of Sheffield.
PREFACE vi Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Chapter 2 PRE-PROSTHETIC TREATMENT 3 Chapter 3 ACHIEVING A GOOD WORKING MODEL 7 Chapter 4 OCCLUSAL REGISTRATION 17 Chapter 5 OCCLUSION, ARTICULATORS AND FACEBOWS 31 Chapter 6 AESTHETICS 45 Chapter 7 POSITIONING THE DENTURE TEETH 65 Chapter 8 GINGIVAL CONTOURING AND POLISHED SURFACES 83 Chapter 9 PROCESSING DENTURES 87 Chapter 10 FINISHING DENTURES 95 Chapter 11 SPECIAL TECHNIQUES 99 INDEX 103