Category: Prosthodontics

In periodontally compromised patients, is splinting the entire dental arch with a onepiece, “round-house” fixed bridge the treatment of choice ?

In periodontally compromised patients, is splinting the entire dental arch with a onepiece, “round-house” fixed bridge the treatment of choice ? Splinting an entire dental arch with a round-house fixed bridge is far from the treatment of choice because it is fraught with potential problems: 1. All tooth preparations must be parallel to each other. […]

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How does one determine the number of abutments to be used?

How does one determine the number of abutments to be used? There is no rigid rule. Determining factors include: 1. The greater the number of pontics, the greater the increase in loading forces on the abutments 2. The position of the pontics affects the loading forces of the abutments: the more posterior the pontics, the […]

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What is the best marginal tooth preparation?

What is the best marginal tooth preparation? There is no ideal marginal tooth preparation. The selection of the marginal design depends on many factors, including: 1. The material used in construction of the full crown: All-ceramic restoration—shoulder or deep chamfer Metal-ceramic with porcelain extended to marginal edge—shoulder or  deep chamfer Metal-ceramic with metal collars—shoulder with […]

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What is the definition of “fit” for a Full crown restoration? What is the clinical acceptance of the fit of a full-crown restoration ?

What is the definition of “fit” for a Full crown restoration? What is the clinical acceptance of the fit of a full-crown restoration ? The fit of a full-ciown restoration is normally measured in relationship to two reference areas: (1) the occlusal’seat and (2) the marginal seal. The two areas are interrelated and affect each […]

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