Preface to the Fourth Edition xii
About the Companion Website xv
1 General Principles Related to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Impacted Teeth 1
2 The Logistics of Orthodontic Treatment for Impacted Teeth 12
3 Biomechanics for Aligning Ectopic Teeth 25
4 Diagnostic Imaging for Impacted Teeth 42
5 Surgical Exposure of Impacted Teeth 66
6 Impacted Maxillary Central Incisors 95
7 Palatally Impacted Canines 147
8 Buccally Impacted Maxillary Canines 215
9 Resorption of the Roots of Neighbouring Teeth 229
10 Resorption of the Impacted Tooth 259
11 Impacted Permanent Molars 283
12 Premolars and Mandibular Canines 309
13 The Root Form of Impacted Teeth 329
14 Rescuing Teeth Impacted in Dentigerous Cysts 346
15 Impacted Teeth in the Adult Patient 363
16 Lingual Appliances, Implants and Impacted Teeth 377
17 Clear Aligners in the Treatment of Impacted Teeth 385
18 The Anatomy of Failure 403
19 Traumatic Impaction 441
20 Extreme Impactions, Unusual Phenomena, Difficult Decisions 453
21 Cleidocranial Dysplasia 480
The new edition of the gold-standard clinical reference on addressing common, complex, and multifactorial clinical scenarios.
Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth integrates the latest developments and scientific evidence to provide authoritative coverage of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment, radiographic methods, surgical access, treatment strategies, and more.
This new edition incorporates recent advances in research and presents up-to-date treatment recommendations for clinical practice. New and expanded chapters address topics such as abnormal root growth associated with tooth Impaction, improvements in the diagnosis of pathologic entities using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), root and crown resorption, and treating abnormal incisor root development caused by past trauma. Throughout the text, readers gain valuable insight into the management of impacted teeth in real-world practice, illustrated by updated cases from the author's own clinic.
• Provides protocols for common cases as well as complex and rare presentations
• Contains individual chapters on the specific aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of impaction in each of the different types of teeth
• Covers prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, attitudes to treatment, treatment timing, treatment methods, and prognosis
• Features more than 1,000 high-quality color images and illustrations
Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Teeth, Fourth Edition, remains essential reading for all specialist orthodontists, academic researchers and instructors, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and advanced students in orthodontics.
Dr. Adrian Becker, BDS, LDS RCS, DDO RCPS, is Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthodontics, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.