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Pontic: What is Dental Pontic and Pontic Design

Pontic: What is Dental Pontic and Pontic Design

Pontic: what is dental pontic and pontic design what is dental pontic? Is part of fixed partial denture (bridge) which replace the missing teeth, and it’s connected to the retainer by a rigid (solid) connector or non rigid connector, it restores the function and esthetic of the missing teeth. The area of contact between the […]

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Overdentures : Indications and Contraindications

Overdentures : Indications and Contraindications

Overdentures : Indications and Contraindications Indications • converting a partially dentate individual to complete dentures • elderly patient with a few remaining teeth and a mucosal borne partial denture • attrition/erosion/abrasion • cleft plate and surgical defects • hypodontia • potentially difficult complete denture requirements. Contraindications • poor oral hygiene • rampant uncontrolled caries in […]

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Advantages of overdentures

Advantages of overdentures

Advantages of overdentures maintenance of alveolar bone sensory feedback — assistance in control of masticatory force — recognising size and texture of objects — position of mandible during function minimal load thresholds tactile sensitivity discrimination — complete denture wearers are six times less efficient at detecting small objects — patient with an overdenture is able […]

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Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures

Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures

Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures Immediate dentures have a number of disadvantages like : good co-operation is required, with the need for close supervision alveolar bone resorption occurs rapidly, leading to loss of adaptation after care may require many visits including relines / rebases / new dentures increased cost: the provision of relines and further denture […]

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Properties of Clasps

Properties of Clasps

Properties of Clasps Properties of clasps should include the following : Strength. Should be strong enough in thin cross-section to withstand oral forces. Adding molybdenum in small amounts to cobalt chromium alloy increases its strength; however, the addition of nickel decreases its strength while increasing its ductility.  Ductility. In cobalt chromium the grains tend to […]

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Advantages of immediate dentures

Advantages of immediate dentures

Advantages of immediate dentures A. There are several advantages for the patient: maintenance of the soft tissue contour of the face  — dentures will support the soft tissues around the face in their correct position once teeth are lost — prevent collapse of tissues together with the occurrence of infection, such as angular cheilitis  maintenance […]

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