Prosthodontics Archive

Indications and Contraindication of Fixed Partial Dentures

Fixed partial dentures are prosthesis which are fixed to the existing natural teeth or Dental Implants to replace missing teeth in the Maxillary or Mandibular regions. There are multiple advantages of having a fixed partial denture apart from the obvious appearance and functional aspects. The other advantages of getting a Fixed partial denture is regaining [&hellip

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Implant Corrected Kennedys Classification of Partially Edentulous Spaces

Partially Edentulous Maxillary and Mandibular Arches were classified by Dr. Edward Keneddy back in 1925 along with other classifications such as Bailyn and Skinner Classifications, the most popular one is Keneddy’s Classification which helps in not just explaining the situation of the arch but also helps in principles of design for a RPD. There is [&hellip

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Classifications of Fixed Partial Dentures or Bridges

A Fixed Partial Denture is a prosthesis which is used to replace missing teeth by taking support from natural tooth or roots adjacent to the space. The FPD or bridge can be placed taking support from either a natural tooth or a Dental Implant supported Prosthesis. There are many types of Fixed partial dentures or [&hellip

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Classification of Fixed Partial Dentures – Divisions and Subdivisions

Fixed Partial Dentures are defined as “A partial denture which is cemented to natural teeth or roots which furnish the primary support to the prosthesis”. or “A restoration or replacement which is attached by cementing medium to natural teeth, roots, implants. In simple terms FPD’s are termed as crowns for the patient to better understand [&hellip

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Denture Adhesives – Composition, Indications, Contra-indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Denture Adhesives are available in these forms – Creams, Powders, gels and soluble or insoluble Strips. The use of Denture Adhesive has been mis represented and not preferred by Dentists as it tends to reflect the practioner’s skills in poor form in the mind of a patient. Use of Denture Adhesive helps in improving the [&hellip

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How much do Dental Crowns Cost – Types of Dental Crowns

What is a Dental crown? A Dental crown is a prosthetic tooth shaped crown or cap placed over a tooth to protect the underlying tooth structure from external forces. The Dental Crown is cemented onto the tooth surface and will cover the entire tooth structure visible above the Gingiva or Gum line. A Dental crown [&hellip

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Zirconia Crowns – Advantages, Indications, tooth preparation, Price or Cost

Dental treatments dose not just revolve around relieving pain and other symptoms but also deals with improving the function and look or aesthetics of a person, this is where Zirconia crowns come in as a part of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are many names for Zirconia crowns as called in the Industry – Zirconia, Ziconium and [&hellip

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History of Dental Implants

Dental Implants have been an ancient science as Archaeologists have found instances of civilizations attempting something similar to Dental Implants to replace missing teeth. The earliest example was in Egyptian civilization around 2000 BC where missing teeth were replaced by tooth shaped ivory or wooden teeth or teeth from other humans. Bridges were also fabricated [&hellip

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Finish Lines in Tooth preparation – Indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Finish Line: It is the peripheral extension of tooth preparation or It is the terminal portion of a prepared tooth. Definition by Schwartz: Refers to the border of preparation where the prepared tooth structure meets the unprepared surface of the tooth. Tooth preparation: The process of removal of healthy or diseased enamel, dentin, and cementum [&hellip

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3D-Printed Antimicrobial Teeth could replace traditional Dental Implants

With the new age diet, fast paced lifestyle and food habits there is an alarming increase in dental related problems, with the traditional form of treatment being Fillings, Root Canals, Extraction and Implants there is a new procedure in development which takes advantage of the latest 3D printing technology. Researchers in Netherlands have created a [&hellip

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What is Hemisection in Dentistry

Hemisection is the sectioning of a diseased tooth (usually a mandibular molar) into two parts and removing the diseased root and its connected crown part. Hemisection is also called as “root amputation” or “root sectioning”. Hemisection is usually suggested in Mandibular Molars which have undergone failed Root canal treatment cases where we can see Furcation [&hellip

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What is Relining and Rebasing? Indications & Contraindications

Relining and Rebasing are the procedures used to resurface or replace the entire tissue side of a denture with new base material, thus producing an accurate adaptation to the denture foundation area. This is done is cases where there is resorption of the Alveolar ridge either in the maxilla or mandible due to prolonged usage [&hellip

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Denture Stomatitis – Classification, Causes and Management

Denture-related stomatitis as the name suggests is Stomatitis or pain and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth which is caused due to Denture in patients who wear a complete denture.  Denture Stomatitis Synonyms: denture sore mouth, Candida-associated denture-induced stomatitis, inflammatory papillary hyperplasia and denture-associated erythematous stomatitis. Denture stomatitis is a common occurrence and [&hellip

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What is Gingival Retraction, Different Materials and Methods used

Gingival Retraction is an important aspect of Prosthodontic and Conservative procedures performed such as Retraction of the Gingiva to expose the Finish lines in Tooth Preparation before taking an Alginate or Putty Impression, in case of Cavity preparation Gingival Retraction is useful in Class II cavity preparation where the base of the cavity is near [&hellip

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