The fourth edition of this classic prosthodontic textbook features a new chapter on implant-assisted removable partial dentures as well as a description of the Prosthodontic Diagnostic Index. As before, the text provides an overview of removable partial denture service in contemporary dental practice with an emphasis on clinical and design aspects. Clinical topics range from examination and treatment planning to mouth preparation and prosthesis placement. Common design philosophies are discussed, and a step-by-step method for partial denture design is presented. Also included are alternative removable partial denture therapies such as Swing Lock, dual path, and attachment-type prostheses. To facilitate visualization and understanding, the text is accompanied by numerous illustrations. Like those that came before it, this edition is intended to help the student, the general practitioner, and the specialist consistently provide high-quality prosthodontic treatment for their patients.
This reference is intended for dental students, residents, and practitioners, and is presented in chronological sequence of patient treatment, from the early diagnostic appointments through mouth preparation, the creation of a master cast, lab procedures for framework construction, fitting the framework, maintenance and repair of removable partial dentures, and attachments for dentures. Each chapter builds on information presented in the previous chapters, providing a foundation in removable partial denture design, construction, and placement. The text is supported with numerous B&W and color photos and illustrations. This fourth edition features a section describing the Prosthodontic Diagnostic Index, as well as a new chapter on implant-assisted removable partial dentures. Phoenix is director of resident education in the Graduate Prosthodontics Program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.