Prosthodontics Archive

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

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What is Circumferential Clasp, Types, its Disadvantages and Form

Circumferential Clasp is a type of Clasp Retainer which consists of an Occlusal rest along with a buccal and lingual arm which start or originate from a common body. The Clasp is used in used most frequently in Maxillary Second Molars. The Clasp is used in attaining Retention, Support, and Stability.  Although a thorough knowledge

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What is Green Stick Compound and It’s Uses

Greenstick compound is one of the impression materials used during one step in the impression making for the complete denture preparation. According to the ADA specifications number 3, the Green stick compound is a Type 1 Low Fusing Compound. To be accurate, the greenstick compound doesn’t help in making an entire impression, but it is used

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What to do if Crown from Dental Implant has fallen out or is loose

A crown on a dental implant isn’t invisible and is prone to either become loose or even break in case of extreme stress, the first thing to do when a crown on dental implant becomes loose or falls off is not to get tensed or worry and visit the dentist with the crown. Reasons why

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Kennedy’s Classification of Edentulous Space and Applegate’s Rules

The Kennedy method of classification was originally proposed by Dr. Edward Kenedy in 1925. Like the Bailyn classification and also the Skinner classification, it is to classify the partially edentulous arch in a manner that will suggest certain principles of design for a given situation. the classifications don’t just make it easy for students but

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Dental Robot fits first Dental Implant without any Human involvement

In a first of its kind, a Dental Robot system named Yomi has successfully carried out the procedure of placing two Dental Implants in a patients mouth without much human involvement. The success of this procedure has opened up a whole new field in Dentistry – Dental Robotics which can be the thing for the

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New Dental Implant with built-in Reservoir for drugs – Is it the end of Implant failures?

In modern Dentistry, Dental Implants have played a major role in helping Dentists and Dental patients replace missing teeth without any invasive procedures affecting the adjacent teeth. But the number of Implant failures has also been a major shortcoming with both the patients and Dentists thinking twice before going in for a Dental Implant to replace

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What is Ferrule Effect and what are the Types of Ferrules

Ferrule Effect is defined as “a 360 degree metal collar of the crown surrounding the parallel walls of the dentine extending coronal to the shoulder of the preparation” by Sorensen & Engelman. As much as coronal tooth as possible should be preserved, and a abut-joint margin between the core and tooth be used, i.e. minimal

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How to Clean Dentures and Retainers properly and Safely

Almost every other person at some point of time in their lives will be either using a Denture or Retainer either by themselves or in their family. One thing which is important to note with either Retainers or Dentures is that they are always removable and need to be removed from the oral cavity on

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Classifications of Residual Ridge Morphology for Complete Denture

Residual Alveolar Ridge is the absence of teeth after tooth extraction and after extraction of the teeth the bone starts to resorb which is called as Residual Ridge resorption. The Maxilla and Mandible resorb differently, with the Maxilla becoming narrower or decreasing in width and the mandible becomes wider. What is a Residual Alveolar Ridge?

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Ante’s Law in Fixed Prosthodontics

Ante’s Law is a concept given by Irvin Ante in 1926 which helps in determining the amount of support which has to be taken to replace missing teeth which has been given in terms of peri-cemental area of the abutment teeth. This has been adopted and reinforced by other authors – Johnston, Dykema, Shillingburg, and

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Types of Flap Designs for Dental Implant placement

Implantology is major part of Dentisty now and every Dentist is interested in including Implantology in their Dental Clinic. There are many courses and Diplomas which are giving you required education and also the required practical exposure to do implants on your own. So let us here look at one of the basics which are

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A 2,300 year Old Dental Implant unearthed by Archaeologists

If you are thinking that Implants are the latest trend in Dentistry think again, recently in a study published in journal Antiquity published that in a recent discovery of the remains of a Celtic woman in northern France they found an Iron Implant in the jaw along with the other dentition. This will make this

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Tooth or Dental Spacing – Causes and Treatment

Dental or Tooth Spacing is a very complicated yet simple complication which requires knowledge about types of spacing and what treatment plan is required. Spacing is a very common complication in Anterior teeth which has to be corrected to bring out the perfect smile everyone wish for. Treatments to close Dental Spaces is costly in many

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