Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design / Edition 3

by Peter E. Dawson
  • Hardcover

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to explain the origin of and possible solutions to many different occlusal problems. Dr. Peter E. Dawson guides the reader along the way providing balanced explanations of theory and technique. He also debunks many popular misconceptions through practical discussion of their origins and the deficiencies of the arguments behind them. Different sides of many philosophies are presented while guiding the reader to the most functional and esthetic solution to various occlusal situations. Hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams show aspects of the masticatory system, the epidemiology of occlusal problems, and procedures for finding the ideal occlusion. Whether the reader is a general dentist or a specialist, they will find this book applicable to their treatment methods and philosophies.


•Special atlas sections break down complex information accompanied by descriptive diagrams and photographs to further explain sources of occlusal disorders and related pain.

•Hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations show problems and procedures.

•Procedure boxes offer step-by-step explanations of specific procedures.

•Important Considerations boxes in the Treatment chapters outline treatment plans and describe what is to be accomplished.

•Programmed treatment planning, a specific process that guides a clinician through every step for solving even the most complex restorative or esthetic challenge.

•The role of TMJs and occlusion in "everyday" dentistry.

•The role of occlusion in orofacial pain and TMD, and in anterioresthetics.

•Simplified occlusal equilibration and how to explain this process to patients.

•The functional matrix concept for exceptional, foolproof smile design.

•The five options for occlusal correction and how to apply them to practice.

•Use and abuse of occlusal sprints.

•Coordinating occlusal treatment with specialists for a fully interdisciplinary approach.

•Specific criteria for success and how to test for each.

Editorial Reviews - Functional Occlusion
Features -Functional Occlusion Table of Contents Table of Contents Ch. 1. The concept of complete dentistry. 3.
Ch. 2. Perspectives on occlusion and "everyday dentistry". 11.
Ch. 3. Occlusal disease. 17.
Ch. 4. The determinants of occlusion. 27.
Ch. 5. The temporomandibular joint. 33.
Ch. 6. The masticatory musculature. 45.
Ch. 7. Centric relation. 57.
Ch. 8. Adapted centric posture. 69.
Ch. 9. Determining centric relation. 75.
Ch. 10. Load testing for verification of centric relation. 85.
Ch. 11. Recording centric relation. 91.
Ch. 12. Classification of occlusions. 103.
Ch. 13. Vertical dimension. 113.
Ch. 14. The neutral zone. 131.
Ch. 15. The envelope of function. 141.
Ch. 16. Functional smile design. 149.
Ch. 17. Anterior guidance and its relationship to smile design. 159.
Ch. 18. Restoring lower anterior teeth. 177.
Ch. 19. Long centric. 189.
Ch. 20. The plane of occlusion. 199.
Ch. 21. Posterior occlusion. 207.
Ch. 22. Simplifying instrumentation for occlusal analysis and treatment. 233.
Ch. 23. Differential diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders. 259.
Ch. 24. Occluso-muscle disorders. 265.
Ch. 25. Intracapsular disorders of the TMJ. 277.
Ch. 26. Classification of intracapsular disorders. 307.
Ch. 27. Imaging the TMJs. 321.
Ch. 28. Bruxism. 333.
Ch. 29. Requirements for occlusal stability. 345.
Ch. 30. Solving occlusal problems through programmed treatment planning. 349.
Ch. 31. The diagnostic wax-up. 365.
Ch. 32. Occlusal splints. 379.
Ch. 33. Occlusal equilibration. 393.
Ch. 34. Neuromuscular dentistry : bioelectronic instrumentation. 419.
Ch. 35. Solving occlusal wear problems. 429.
Ch. 36. Solving deep overbite problems. 453.
Ch. 37. Solving anterior overjet problems. 467.
Ch. 38. Solving anterior open bite problems. 479.
Ch. 39. Treating end-to-end occlusions. 493.
Ch. 40. Treating splayed or separated anterior teeth. 501.
Ch. 41. Treating the crossbite patient. 513.
Ch. 42. Treating crowded, irregular, or interlocking anterior teeth. 525.
Ch. 43. Solving severe arch malrelationship problems. 547.
Ch. 44. Using cephalometrics for occlusal analysis. 565.
Ch. 45. Postoperative care of occlusal therapy patients. 577.
Ch. 46. The technological future for occlusal restoration. 582.
Ch. 47. Criteria for success of occlusal treatment. 595.

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ISBN: 9780323033718
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: Jan 9, 2006
Cover: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Weight: 1.930 kg
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