Category: Prosthodontics

Techniques Of Tissue Conditioning For Complete Denture Patient

Techniques Of Tissue Conditioning For Complete Denture Patient 1. Oral hygiene – Plaque causes inflammation and edema – Demonstrate how to brush all denture surfaces – Have patient massage tissues with a soft tooth brush twice a day – morning/night; begin with 30 seconds and increase to 2 minutes. 2. Tissue Rest Lytle (JPD, 7:27, […]

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Making of diagnostic Casts

Making of diagnostic Casts Pouring a Model 1. Weigh powder, measure water 2. Vacuum mix (less time, stronger cast) 3. Use a two pour technique 4. Modulate speed of pouring by tilting back and forth or pressing the tray more firmly onto the vibrator 5. Make sure the model is moist during trimming soak in […]

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Making the Impression of edentulous patient and possible problems

Making the Impression of edentulous patient and possible problems  Making the Impression 1. Select a 12 cc. disposable syringe, cut off the tip to provide at least a 5 mm orifice (Syringes can be sterilized and reused several times) 2. Vaseline the syringe plunger – this is particularly important if syringes have been sterilized 3. […]

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Patient preparation for primary impression

Patient preparation for primary impression Patient preparation 1. Practice placing and removing the tray so dentist and patient are better prepared 2. Dry the mucosa with gauze – don’t let patient close until the impression is made. Otherwise, dry the tissues again. 3. Mark the vibrating line prior to making preliminary and final impressions. The […]

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Primary / Preliminary Edentulous Impressions

Primary / Preliminary Edentulous Impressions – Tray Selection In order to make accurate edentulous impressions for the purpose of making dentures, a custom tray is required to more accurately adapt to the patient’s mouth. In the reference to complete dentures, it is particularly importantly to accurately capture the vestibular tissue anatomy, in order to create […]

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Instructions to a complete denture Patient

Instructions to a complete denture Patient Limitations of Dentures – Dentures are less efficient than natural teeth – Some people can eat all foods easily, but these are the exception – Generally the better the ridge form, the less problems are encountered. Patients with minimal ridges should be advised that their dentures will likely move […]

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Alternatives to Removable Partial Denture’s (Treatment Options )

Alternatives to Removable Partial Denture’s (Treatment Options ) 1. No Treatment (Shortened Dental Arch) – Most patients can function with a shortened dental arch (SDA) – Requires anterior teeth + 4 occlusal units (symmetric loss) or 6 occlusal units (asymmetric loss) for acceptable function (opposing PM =1 unit, opposing molars = 2 units) – RPD […]

January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Indications for Removable partial denture ( RPD )

Indications for Removable partial denture ( RPD ) 1. lengthy edentulous span (too long for a fixed prosthesis) 2. no posterior abutment for a fixed prosthesis 3. excessive alveolar bone loss (esthetic problem) 4. poor prognosis for complete dentures due to residual ridge morphology 5. reduced periodontal support of remaining teeth (won’t support a fixed […]

January 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Tissue Conditioning : definition | Prosthodontics

Tissue Conditioning : definition | Prosthodontics Definition: Non-surgical methods of improving the patients’ denture foundation tissues, including the use of tissue rest, occlusal correction, temporary soft liners and/or improvement of hygiene. Tissue conditioning is usually considered prior to performing a permanent reline and or making final impressions for complete or partial dentures. Poor tissue health […]

December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Complete Denture Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

Complete Denture Diagnosis and Treatment Plan Complete Denture Diagnosis and Treatment Plan are based on following factors Medical history – Make efficient use of time – don’t need history of relatives 4x removed – Follow-up significant positive responses – Note systemic conditions that impact on therapy (e.g. angina, hepatitis, Sjogren’s syndrome) – Obtain physician consultations […]

November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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