Editorial appearance – Periodontology and Splinting Systems

Pages: 178-180

Prof. Univ. Dr. Monica Silvia TATARCIUC

Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry
UMF "Grigore T. Popa", Iași

The volume “Periodontology and Splinting Systems”, published by “Gr. T. Popa” Publishing House from Iași and edited by Silvia Mârțu, Ionuț Luchian and Liliana Păsărin, is an important bibliographic landmark in the documentation and professional training of dental students, those studying the specialization of Dental Technique and dental prosthodontic residents.

The first two chapters include essential notions of periodontal morphophysiology and etiopathogenesis of periodontal disease, as well as fundamental elements necessary for the evaluation of the clinical status or the selection of diagnostic procedures in periodontal disease.

Considering all these aspects, the choice of the optimal therapeutic option becomes much easier and is individualized according to each case.

In a balanced stomatognathic system, the harmony between the natural teeth and the periodontium is ideal, which dental restorations must also achieve. This is a goal that every physician and technician should be able to access, making a marginal adjustment as accurate as possible, as it is a determining factor for long-term clinical success.

Prudent clinical attitude and carefully balancing the risks and benefits of different treatment options are essential for periodontal rehabilitation.

During the clinical – technological algorithm for the realization of the different immobilization systems, the specific therapeutic principles will be observed. Their design and realization must consider the rehabilitation of the correct morphological and functional integrity of the arches as a whole, in the conditions of maintaining a homeostasis as close as possible to the perfection, of the stomatognathic system.

Prosthodontic restorations must maintain the relationship of biological and mechanical congruence with the odonto-periodontal elements, resolving the clinical changes of the stomatognathic system in accordance with the particularities of the clinical case.

Even under the conditions of a correct rehabilitation (by design, work stages, biocompatibility of materials), it is doomed to limited success if the patient does not perform correctly and conscientiously his own oral hygiene and ignores dispensary sessions.

This active cooperation can be achieved only through its rigorous education and effective control of bacterial plaque,in order to prevent and control periodontal disease.

Reading this manual will be useful for future practitioners, the authors systematizing the notions in accordance with the most modern concepts of treatment.

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