XIII, 196 p. 123 illus., 111 illus. in color. online resource
This book is designed to help dentists in general practice to improve the results of prosthetic procedures in medically compromised and elderly patients. In particular, it critically scrutinizes various dogmas that govern practitioners’ approaches yet lack sound scientific support and often have an adverse effect on outcomes. Attention is drawn to straightforward procedures that offer significant clinical benefits and to aspects that are too often neglected, such as the impact of systemic diseases. New light is cast, for example, on the taking of dental impressions, the treatment of malocclusions, the making of jaw relation records, the relationship between denture quality and patient satisfaction, and the use of implant-supported overdentures versus traditional complete prostheses (dentures). As Albert Einstein once said, "It is what we think we know that prevents us from learning more." Readers will find that this book helps them to re-examine taken-for-granted elements of their practice, leading to improved care and patient satisfaction.
Demography -- Influence of Systemic Diseases on Oral Health -- Physiologic Changes in Periodontology -- Physiologic Changes in Endodontics -- Treatment of Patients with Neurologic or Psychological Troubles -- Carious Destruction of the Remaining Teeth: Diagnostic and Treatment -- Minimalistic Approach for Conservative Restorations -- Evaluation of Transitional and Immediate Dentures -- New Approach for Adapted for Complete Dentures -- Implant Supported Overdentures: Benefit And Risks -- Follow Up and Long Term Prevention