Prosthodontic Management of Implant Therapy

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Prosthodontic Management of Implant Therapy

Implant-supported dental restorations can be screw-retained, cement-retained, or a combination of both, whereby a metal superstructure is screwed to the implants and crowns are individually cemented to the metal frame….

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Digital Imaging and Fabrication

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Digital Imaging and Fabrication

Bioceramics have been adopted in dental restorations for implants, bridges, inlays, onlays, and all-ceramic crowns. Dental bioceramics include glass ceramics, reinforced porcelains, zirconias, aluminas, fiber-reinforced ceramic composites, and multilayered ceramic…

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Removable Partial Dentures

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Removable Partial Dentures

This article provides a review of the traditional clinical concepts for the design and fabrication of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Although classic theories and rules for RPD designs have been…

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A Critically Appraised Topic Review of Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Machining of Removable Partial Denture Frameworks

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on A Critically Appraised Topic Review of Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Machining of Removable Partial Denture Frameworks

A critically appraised topic (CAT) review is presented about the use of computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided machining (CAM) removable partial denture (RPD) frameworks. A systematic search of the literature supporting CAD/CAM…

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Radiographic Stents

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Radiographic Stents

The pivotal point in treatment planning for dental implants occurs when the location of bone is viewed radiographically in the context of the planned prosthesis. Radiographic planning for dental implant…

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Geriatric Prosthodontic Care

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Geriatric Prosthodontic Care

The geriatric population (age 65 and older) is the fastest growing segment nationally and globally. The large population will continue to increase because of baby boomers that have recently turned…

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Evidence-Based Prosthodontics

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Evidence-Based Prosthodontics

Evidence-based dentistry is rapidly emerging to become an integral part of patient care, dental education, and research. Prosthodontics is a unique dental specialty that encompasses art, philosophy, and science and…

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Alternatives to Traditional Complete Dentures

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Alternatives to Traditional Complete Dentures

Specific alternatives to traditional complete denture therapy have been controversial because of the uncertainties surrounding effectiveness of retention. This article addresses the importance of retention, border molding, diagnosis, and treatment…

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Occlusal Stability

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Occlusal Stability

Occlusion is the foundation for clinical success in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontic treatment. Understanding those principles is critical when restoring a patient’s occlusion. Many philosophies, devices, and theories of…

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