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Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics The fourth edition of this popular undergraduate text has been updated and expanded to reflect new research, materials, and techniques in fixed prostho dontics, with the addition ofthannew 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 of occlusion 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 attentionContentsAn Introduction to Fixed Prosthodontics Fundamentals of Occlusion Articulators Interocclusal Records Articulation of Casts Treatment Planning for Single Tooth Restorations Treatment Planning for the Replacement of Missing Teeth Fixed Partial Denture and Implant Configurations Principles of Tooth Preparations Preparations for Full Coverage Crowns Preparations for Partial Coverage Crowns Preparations for Intracoronal Restorations Preparations for Severely Debilitated Teeth Preparations for Periodontally Weakened Teeth Provisional Restorations Fluid Control and Soft Tissue Management Impressions Working Casts and Dies Wax Patterns Investing and Casting Cementation and Bonding Esthetic Considerations All Ceramic Restorations Metal Ceramic Restorations Pontics and Edentulous Ridges Solder Joints and Other Connectors Restoration of Osseointegrated Dental Implants Single Tooth Implant Restoration Multiple Tooth Implant Restoration