The fourth edition of this popular undergraduate text has been updated and expanded to reflect new research, materials, and techniques in fixed prosthodontics, with the addition of more than 350 new illustrations and three new chapters on the restoration of implants. It is designed to serve as an introduction to restorative dentistry techniques using fixed partial dentures and cast metal, metal-ceramic, and all-ceramic restorations, providing the background knowledge needed by the novice and serving as a refresher for the practitioner or graduate student. Specific techniques and instruments are discussed, and updated information has been added to cover new cements, new impression materials and equipment, and changes in soft tissue management methods used during impression procedures. New articulators, facebows, and concepts ofocclusion have been added, along with precise ways of making removable dies. Different ways of handling edentulous ridges with defects that provide better control over the functional and cosmetic outcome are also presented. Finally, the topics of esthetic and implant restorations, which have become increasingly emphasized in dental practice, are given greater attention.
"This is a new edition of a well-known text by Shillingburg, which includes up-to-date techniques and materials that are now routinely used in dental practice. This 584-page book is aimed at dentists of all levels of experience from undergraduate and postgraduate to general dental practitioners. This text covers all disciplines in fixed prosthodontics from occlusion to bridge design to construction of a veneer in a laboratory. […] Personally, I think this book is a great resource into fixed prosthodontics for dentists of all levels of experience and a definite must read text for undergraduate students."
-- KJ Donaldson British Dental Journal October 2012
"Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics serves as an introduction to the area of restorative dentistry concerned with fixed partial dentures and cast-metal, metal-ceramic, and all-ceramic restorations. It provides the background knowledge needed by the novice, and also serves as a refresher for the experienced practitioner or graduate student. […] This reviewer found this textbook to be both well written and well illustrated. It can be an essential reference for the dental student and novice dentist, as well as an excellent resource for all practitioners utilizing fixed prosthodontics within their practice."
-- Leonard B. Goldstein, DDS, PhD The New York State Dental Journal June 2012
A definite must read text for undergraduate students.