Essay On Prosthetic Dentistry

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Recently the demand of complete dentures has increased as the number of elderly increased, yet even though the restoration of function is their aim, they have become aware of the importance of selection of proper anterior teeth to restore aesthetics and phonetics. These demands are to be fulfilled through prosthetic dentistry. Prosthetic Dentistry is a branch of dental science which deals with the replacement of missing teeth and associated structures to restore mainly function and aesthetics. Prosthetic dentistry is further divided into Fixed Prosthodontics - which the restorations are immovable, fixed and cemented, they can’t be removed except by the dentist such as crown and bridge- and Removable Prosthodontics –which the restorations are easily removed and inserted back into the mouth by the patient on his own such as complete and partial dentures- they both serve the aim of prosthetic dentistry. Prosthetic Dentistry interferes in the edentulous condition and partially edentulous condition. Complete Denture Prosthodontics involves the replacement of the lost natural dentition and associated structure of the maxilla and mandible for edentulous patients, while Partial Denture Prosthodontics involves the replacement of lost natural teeth and…show more content…
Another concept is the Dentogenic Concept by Frush and Fisher based on the age, sex and personality of the patient, these three vital factors affect the anterior teeth selection and every patient possess these factors (3), the patient should be analyzed whether a male or a female, personality is strong or gentle and then age whether young or old, with teeth selection following sex first, for example females having more rounded and curved contours than that sharp, edged contours of males, then personality as prominent centrals, cusp wearing and abrasion at the incisal edge indicate a strong personality and lastly the age as the color is much darker in the old than the young due to staining of teeth along the

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