An introduction to fixed partial dentures and cast metal, metal- ceramic, and all-ceramic restorations, for students and practitioners. Discusses fundamentals of treatment planning, occlusion, and tooth preparation and details the use of specific techniques and instruments, in chapters on articulation of casts, fixed partial denture configurations, preparations for various types of crowns and restorations, investing and casting, and pontics and edentulous ridges. Includes detailed b&w diagrams. This third edition reflects the latest advances in materials, equipment, and techniques. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.