Transitioning a patient from partial edentulism to full edentulism in the maxilla is a challenge to practitioners, particularly since loss of the maxillary anterior dentition can be traumatic for many patients. The latest offering in the Clinical Success series, this book presents the clinical and laboratory protocols for successful treatment of a hopeless dentition using an immediate complete denture. As an alternative approach to traditional complete dentures, the treatment strategy described in this book enables practitioners to deliver a functional prosthesis on the same day as the final extractions of the anterior dentition, thus facilitating patient adjustment to the edentulous state. Numerous clinical examples and a case presentation illustrate each step-by-step procedure, including impression taking, registration of the maxillomandibular relationship, prosthetic fabrication, use of surgical stents, placement of the definitive prosthesis, and problem solving for complex clinical situations.
92 pp; 233 illus (mostly color)
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