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Cast partial denture design
[June 19, 2013 – 07:39 am]
Cast partial denture design

Description Clear visualization of the materials and technical procedures demonstrated in real time through videos add another dimension to student learning that is not available from written/verbal descriptions or still images/teaching aids alone. A series of 11 short video clips provide an introduction to the parts of a cast removable partial denture (RPD) and the steps involved in the surveying process. Surveying is an essential skill that dental students need to develop to evaluate and design cast RPDs. The parts of a cast RPD are identified on a maxillary cast RPD. The…


Fixed partial denture Picture
[January 11, 2013 – 12:53 pm]
Fixed partial denture Picture

Description Self-guided Instructional Material: Fixed Partial Denture is a self-contained learning material. It is designed primarily for dental students in pre clinical program as they learn and develop their skills in tooth preparation for fixed partial denture. It contains the outline of the step by step procedures as well as photos that easily guide learners as they practice the skill. It also provides learners information regarding the clinical implications of the procedure, thereby providing context and relevance. The use of this material is most beneficial for students…

Sunflex partial dentures
[February 13, 2013 – 08:39 am]
Sunflex partial dentures

In comparison to acrylic partials, Sunflex® partial dentures are lightweight, more comfortable and practically invisible, with no metal clasps. They offer the perfect degree of flexibility, are more stain-resistant and do not discolor, warp or become brittle. They are also the easiest partials to adjust in-office, and teeth and clasps can be added at a later time without demarcation lines. With Sunflex® you can create partial dentures that match a patient’s natural tissue tone (shade categories include Light Pink, Pink, Medium Meharry and Dark Meharry). They can be combined…

Interim Partial Denture
[January 23, 2013 – 12:11 pm]
Interim Partial Denture

Purpose : To compare different fiber reinforcements on fracture toughness of interim polymethyl methacrylate materials and then use the best combination to determine the optimal position for fiber placement in an interim 3-unit fixed partial denture (FPD). Materials and Methods : In the first stage of the study, five groups of notched fracture toughness specimens were fabricated and loaded to failure (Instron): (1) unreinforced (control); (2) reinforced with pre-impregnated silanized E-glass fibers (Fibrestick); (3) cold plasma-treated woven polyethylene fibers (Ribbond triaxial);…

Care of partial dentures
[March 12, 2013 – 07:15 am]
Care of partial dentures

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one s natural teeth, today s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved. How do Dentures Work? With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums…

Single tooth partial denture
[March 27, 2013 – 12:38 pm]
Single tooth partial denture

People lose teeth for many reasons including accident, tooth decay and gum disease. Dentists offer a variety of techniques for replacing the missing teeth. Dentists help patients base their choice on comfort, cost, convenience and health. For cost and convenience, it is hard to beat removable partial dentures. The disadvantage of partial dentures is that they feel foreign and unnatural. They are a replacement body part that people learn to use much like a prosthetic arm or leg. Most people adapt well to a removable partial denture; some people do not. Before replacing missing…

Upper Partial Dentures
[August 15, 2013 – 11:07 am]
Upper Partial Dentures

Dentures Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth typically made out of an acrylic resin which at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional structural support. There are two main types of dentures. Both Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures are finely crafted, custom-fitted. If you properly maintain your dentures they will appear natural and provide a perfect smile. Dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth. Dentures also help get rid of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth and help…

Dentures, Partials
[July 15, 2012 – 07:25 am]
Dentures, Partials

How to Care for Your Denture or Partial 1. Rinse the denture/partial and brush away plaque and food debris regularly (once to twice a day). Place denture/partial into container of cleaning solution to continue the cleansing and disinfection process. Denture tablets for soaking are available at many stores and any brand will work, does not have to be expensive. (follow directions on container) CAUTION: Dentures/Partials may be slippery and can fall onto a hard surface and break the pink acrylic and / or the denture teeth. Always clean dentures over a soft towel or over the sink…

Temporary Partial Dentures
[October 31, 2012 – 11:20 am]
Temporary Partial Dentures

I had three implants inserted in January. Dentist and specialist jointly determined (by x-ray) that there was enough remaining bone to take the implants. (I hope they re right!) I ve seen the dentist for checks on three occasions thus far and he tells me they look fine. They ll take more x-rays late May to see if there s been sufficient growth of bone over and around the implants (i.e., ossification ) and if so, will proceed to the creation of crowns and/or a fixed bridge; I m still not sure what we re talking about there. Right now I m dealing with a partial denture (which…

Partial dentures for molars
[July 3, 2012 – 08:12 am]
Partial dentures for molars

You have choices when replacing missing or damaged teeth. What is the best option? The answer really depends on a variety of factors: Location of the missing tooth Condition of the adjacent teeth Medical and Dental History of the Patient Cost Consideration In this three part blog we will be comparing and contrasting: Fixed Bridge vs. Dental Implant vs. Removable Partial Denture Option 2: Removable Partial Denture A removable partial denture can be a decent replacement for a missing tooth. A Removable Partial Denture (RPD) is typically made of metal and gum colored plastic and…