Prosthodontics Archive

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

What is Relining and Rebasing? Indications & Contraindications

Relining and Rebasing are the procedures used to resurface or replace the entire the 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. ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More