The leading prosthodontics resource for more than 40 years, McCracken's Removable Partial Prosthodontics provides the information you need to successfully manage the replacement of missing teeth. It covers the basic principles of treatment planning and design, and discusses the newest techniques, procedures, and equipment. Well-known educators Alan B. Carr, DMD, MS, and David T. Brown, DDS, MS use an evidence-based approach that helps you diagnose, design, develop, and sequence a treatment plan. A new chapter in this edition explains how to select and use implants to improve prosthesis performance. From initial contact with the patient to post-treatment care, from basic concepts to advanced material, this full-color text provides a complete foundation in prosthodontic care.
Colored boxes highlight the more advanced topics, so it's easy to focus on content that's appropriate for your level of experience.
Evidence-based approach uses current research to help you diagnose, design, develop, and sequence a treatment plan.
Various philosophies and techniques are presented, so you can select and incorporate applicable techniques on a case-by-case basis.
Chapters are presented in three logically-sequenced sections to keep specific focus areas together:
General Concepts/Treatment Planning
Clinical and Laboratory
New to this Edition
Additional information on the use of implants includes:
New Considerations for the Use of Dental Implants with Removable Partial Dentures chapter, on improving prosthesis performance through increasing functional stability
New section on impact of implants on movements of partial denture
New section on implants as a rest
New section on implants as direct retainers
New section on implant considerations in design
New full-color drawings and photographs show techniques, materials, and anatomical detail more accurately.
Part I: General Concepts/Treatment Planning 1. Partially Edentulous Epidemiology, Physiology, and Terminology 2. Consideration for Managing Partial Tooth Loss: Tooth Replacements from the Patient Perspective 3. Classification of Partially Edentulous Arches 4. Biomechanics of Removable Partial Dentures 5. Major and Minor Connectors 6. Rests and Rest Seats 7. Direct Retainers 8. Indirect Retainers 9. Denture Base Considerations 10. Principles of Removable Partial Denture Design 11. Surveying Part II: Clinical and Laboratory 12. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 13. Preparation of Mouth for Removable Partial Dentures 14. Preparation of Abutment Teeth 15. Impression Materials and Procedures for Removable Partial Dentures 16. Support for the Distal Extension Denture Base 17. Occlusal Relationships for Removable Partial Dentures 18. Laboratory Procedures 19. Work Authorizations for Removable Partial Dentures 20. Initial Placement, Adjustment, and Servicing of the Removable Partial Denture Part III: Maintenance 21. Relining and Rebasing the Removable Partial Denture 22. Repairs and Additions to Removable Partial Dentures 23. Interim Removable Partial Dentures 24. Removable Partial Denture Considerations in Maxillofacial Prosthetics 25. Considerations for the Use of Dental Implants with Removable Partial Dentures Selected Reading Resources
By Alan B. Carr, DMD, MS, Professor, Department of Dental Specialties, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and David T. Brown, DDS, MS, Vice Chairman, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA