Textbook of Complete Dentures

Arthur O. Rahn

Past Professor Emeritus
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
School of Dentistry
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

John R. Ivanhoe

Past Professor Emeritus
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
School of Dentistry
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Kevin D. Plummer

Associate Professor
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
School of Dentistry
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Textbook of Complete Dentures presents various aspects of the basic principles of complete denture prosthodontics. The text is technique-oriented and relates the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and psychology with the art and mechanics involved in complete denture construction.

This clinically oriented and well-illustrated book will provide the essential information to successfully treat complete denture patients in any dental practice environment. All dental students and practitioners interested in removable prosthodontics will benefit greatly from reading this comprehensive textbook.

Readers of the 6th edition will find:

  1. New color photographs of all clinical procedures
  2. Introduction to implant retained/supported over dentures
  3. In-depth discussion of all denture occlusion concepts

C h a p t e r 1
Introduction and Definitions

C h a p t e r 2
Dental Materials for Complete Dentures
Denture Base Materials
Resin-Based Dentures (Heat- and Auto-Polymerized Materials)
Metal-Based Dentures
Denture Teeth
Tooth Retention
Porcelain Teeth
Polymer (Plastic) Teeth
Denture Liners
Chairside Reline Materials
Laboratory Reline Materials
Denture Tissue Conditioners
Denture Repair
Impression Materials
Alginate Hydrocolloid
Polyvinyl Siloxane (PVS) and Polyether (PE)

Dental Stones
Types of Stones
Interocclusal Registration Materials
Registration Materials
Dental Waxes
Denture Cleansers
Abrasive Cleansers
Solution Cleaners: Hypochlorites, Ozygenating Agents, Mild Acids
Denture Adhesives
Powder-Based Products
Paste-Based Products

C h a p t e r 3
Anatomy of the Edentulous Ridges
Extraoral Features
Structures of the Facial Vestibules
Alveolar (Residual) Ridges
Maxillary Arch
Mandibular Arch

C h a p t e r 4
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Medical History
Present Medical Condition
Dental History
Clinical Extraoral Examination
Intraoral Examination
Mental Attitude of Patient
Additional Diagnostic Information
Treatment Planning

C h a p t e r 5
Pre-prosthetic Surgical Considerations
Patient Evaluation and Expectations
Treatment Planning
Review of Flaps
Commonly Used Preprosthetic Procedures
Ridge Alveoloplasty with Extraction
Intraseptal Alveoloplasty
Edentulous Ridge Alveoloplasty
Buccal Exostosis
Maxillary Tuberosity Reductions
Mandibular Tori
Maxillary Tori
Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction
Genial Tubercle Reduction
Soft Tissue Procedures
Maxillary Soft Tissue Tuberosity Reduction
Maxillary Labial Frenectomy
Excision of Redundant/Hypermobile Tissue Overlying the Tuberosities
Excision of Inflammatory Fibrous Hyperplasia (Epulis Fissuratum)
Inflammatory Papillary Hyperplasia of the Palate
Surgical Guides (Templates)

C h a p t e r 6
Preliminary Impressions, Diagnostic Casts,and Custom (Final) Impression Trays
Making the Preliminary Impressions
Pouring the Diagnostic Casts
Shaping the Diagnostic Casts
Custom (Final) Impression Trays
Custom Impression Tray Extensions
Impression Philosophies as Related to Tray Fabrication
The Selective Pressure Impression Tray and Stress-Bearing Areas
Block Out and Relief Wax
Fabrication of the Impression Tray

C h a p t e r 7
Final Impressions and Creating the Master Casts
Proper Custom Impression Tray Extension
Border Molding
Border Molding with Modeling Compound
Border Molding the Maxillary Arch
Border Molding the Mandibular Arch
Preparing the Tray for the Impression
Making the Final Impression
Posterior Palatal Seal Area
Creating the Master Cast

C h a p t e r 8
Record Bases and Occlusion Rims
Record Base Fabrication
Occlusion Rim Fabrication

C h a p t e r 9
Occlusal Concepts
Posterior Occlusal Schemes
Traditional Balanced Occlusion
Conventional Monoplane Occlusion
Balanced Occlusion or Not
Why is a Balanced Occlusion Required in Patients Exhibiting a Significant Degree of Incisal Guidance?
Why is a Balanced Occlusion Required in Patients with Opposing Anatomic Denture Teeth?
Lingualized Occlusion
Functional Inclines
Factors of Protrusive Occlusion
Effective Cusp Angles (ECA)

C h a p t e r 1 0
Maxillomandibular Records and Articulators
Articulators for Complete Dentures
Maxillomandibular Records
Contouring the Occlusion Rims
Labial/Buccal Contour
Incisal Length and Esthetics
Forming the Plane of Occlusion
Mounting the Maxillary Cast on the Articulator
Establishing the Occluding Vertical Dimension (OVD)
Determining the Centric Relation Position
Articulating the Mandibular Cast
Completing the Maxillomandibular Records Appointment

C h a p t e r 1 1
Tooth Selection
Anterior Mold Selection
Existing Information
Record Bases and Occlusion Rims
Commercial Guides
Additional Guides
Posterior Mold Selection
Shade Selection

C h a p t e r 1 2
Tooth Arrangement
General Considerations for the Arrangement of the Anterior Teeth
Maxillary Anterior Tooth Arrangement
Mandibular Anterior Tooth Arrangement
General Considerations for Posterior Tooth Arrangement
Mandibular Posterior Tooth Arrangement
Maxillary Posterior Tooth Arrangement

C h a p t e r 1 3
Trial Insertion Appointment
Evaluation of Occluding Vertical Dimension
Evaluation of Centric Relation Record
Eccentric Records
Facial Support, Esthetics, and Phonetics Evaluation
Final Evaluations

C h a p t e r 1 4
Evaluating the Denture Base
Evaluating Borders
Correcting Occlusion
Patient Remount and Selective Grinding
Selective Grinding of Anatomic Teeth in a Balanced Occlusion
Selective Grinding of Lingualized Balanced Occlusion
Selective Grinding of Nonanatomic Teeth
Stripping Method for The Occlusal Equilibrationof Nonanatomic Teeth
Final Checks of The Prostheses

C h a p t e r 1 5
Post Insertion
Problems with Mastication
Soft Tissue Considerations
Stress-Bearing Mucosa
Basal-Seat Mucosa
Transitional Submucosa
Lining Mucosa
Treatment Procedures
Problems with Maxillary Denture
Problems with Mandibular Denture
Other Common Problems
Gagging and Vomiting
Burning Tongue and Palate

C h a p t e r 1 6
Overview of Single Dentures, Overdentures, and
Immediate Dentures
Single Dentures
Immediate Dentures

C h a p t e r 1 7
Relining Complete Dentures
Impression Technique

C h a p t e r 1 8
Implant Supported Complete Dentures
Treatment Planning
Clinical Procedures
Retrofitting Existing Prostheses
Bar Substructure
Single Component Support
New Prostheses
Bar Substructure
Single Component Support
Clinical and Technical Procedures
Preliminary Impressions
Creating Diagnostic Casts
Custom Impression Trays
Final Impressions
Creating Master Casts
Record Bases and Occlusion Rims
Maxillomandibular Records
Tooth Selection
Esthetic and Functional Trial Insertion

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Book Details

446 pages, 860+ illustrations


7 in. x 10 in.

Publication Date September 2008

Prosthodontists, dentists, students of dentistry

ISBN 9781607950257