Category: Prosthodontics

Uses of a Dental Surveyor

Uses of a Dental Surveyor The dental surveyor is a diagnostic instrument used to select the most favorable path of insertion and aid in the preparation of guiding planes. It is an essential instrument in designing removable partial dentures. The act of using a surveyor is referred to as surveying. Other Uses of a Surveyor: […]

January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Applegate’s Rules for Applying the Kennedy Classification

Applegate’s Rules for Applying the Kennedy Classification Rule 1: Classification should follow rather than precede extraction. Rule 2: If the 3rd molar is missing and not to be replaced, it is not considered in the classification. Rule 3: If the 3rd molar is present and to be used as an abutment, it is considered in […]

January 21, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Kennedy Classification Partial Denture

Kennedy Classification Partial Denture In 1923, Kennedy devised a system that became popular due to its simplicity and ease of application. A tremendous number of possible combinations can be reduced to four simple groups. Class I – bilateral edentulous areas located posterior to all remaining teeth. Class II – unilateral edentulous area located posterior to […]

January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Components of a Partial Denture

Components of a Partial Denture a. Major Connector: The unit of a removable partial denture that connects the parts of one side of the dental arch to those of the other side. It’s principal functions are to provide unification and rigidity to the denture. b. Minor Connector: A unit of a partial denture that connects […]

January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Treatment Sequence for Partial Dentures

Treatment Sequence for Partial Dentures If an RPD is part of planned Treatment: PLAN THE RPD BEFORE BEGINNING ANY OTHER TREATMENT  Survey, tripod, heights of contour  Draw design on surveyed cast  Design approved before any treatment started: o Affects direct restorations o Can influence need for/preparations for crowns o Insures RPD can be completed successfully […]

January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Reference Marks on the Occlusion Rims, Record Bases and Master Casts ( mandible )

Reference Marks on the Occlusion Rims, Record Bases and Master Casts ( mandible ) In the mandible, reference marks should include: Half way up the retromolar pad – the posterior aspect of the occlusal plane should intersect the midpoint of the pear shaped pad, to ensure the occlusal plane is not set too low (can […]

January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Reference Marks on the Occlusion Rims, Record Bases and Master Casts ( maxilla )

Reference Marks on the Occlusion Rims, Record Bases and Master Casts ( maxilla ) In the maxilla, reference marks should include: Midline of the maxillary rim – Use a #7 wax spatula to score a line demarcating the position of the midline of philtrum of the lip. This is one of the most critical references […]

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Purpose of a custom tray

Purpose of a custom tray 1. Minimize impression material distortion (uniform thickness, rigid tray) 2. Prevent tissue distortion (less viscous material, more accurately adapted tray) 3. Reduce costs – less impression material (expensive) is used 4. Allow for accuracy by molding the border, resulting in improved retention

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Placement of Temporary Resilient Liners (Tissue Conditioners)

Placement of Temporary Resilient Liners (Tissue Conditioners) Tissue conditioners provide one of the easiest means of improving the health of the denture foundation tissues. These materials are also one of the most abused in the dental office. It is often presumed that the mere presence of a temporary resilient liner will resolve any mucosal problem. […]

January 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Tissue Conditioning Treatment Protocols

Tissue Conditioning Treatment Protocols All patients requiring tissue conditioning: 1. Clean denture for patient (ultrasonic and cleanser) 2. Educate the patient concerning the condition and home care – brushing denture – oral hygiene – brush, massage tissues – tissue rest – 8 hrs./day – tissue rest – 24 hours prior to final impressions Patients should […]

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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