2. Partial Dentures Also called "partials" or "removable partial denture prostheses", this type of dentures are for individuals who still have some natural teeth remaining or when the remaining natural teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge. Partial dentures fill the gap caused by missing teeth and prevent the other natural teeth from shifting position. They are held in place by clasps and rests that are carefully fitted around the natural teeth, and can be taken out for cleaning or at night. These dentures are made either of metal framework or plastic base to support the artificial teeth needed to replace the lost ones.
Thanks to the implant, the missing teeth are replaced and the teeth perform their normal function and they would look naturally and beautifully in terms of aesthetics. In the current state of dentistry, the dental implants certainly constitute the best and natural dental treatment for replacing missing teeth. While implants provide better speech and chewing function
Bridges are the artificial teeth which are fixed in between the existing teeth after the process of crowning. The bridges can be made of precious metals or other metals bonded to porcelain. Invisalign: Invisalign are clear, practically invisible braces that can gently straighten your teeth. They provide an effective and comfortable way to straighten your smile without the inconvenience of wearing heavy, metal braces. Invisalign braces are easy to take out for cleaning and don’t require a restriction on what type of foods to eat.
In maxillary anterior region, 2% of patients opted for removable partial denture (RPD), 4% opted for fixed partial denture (FPD) while 5% chose implants. Extraction of tooth in maxillary posterior region had 19% of patients chose RPD, 8% chose FPD and about 5% of them chose implants to replace the missing tooth. Tooth extraction of mandibular anterior recorded 4% of patients opted for RPD and 14% chose FPD while another 3% had chosen implants. Mandibular posterior region tooth extraction had 10% of patients opted for RPD, 22% opted for FPD and 4% opted for implants (Figure 1). Patients perception on agreeing it is mandatory to replace the missing tooth are 9%, 79% strongly agreed while 12% disagreed (Figure 2).
The activity of lesions need to be determined as cavitated lesions continue to trap bacterial plaque and need to be restored. A single observation will only tell the clinician about the condition of the tooth at that single point in time; but, it will not determine whether the demineralization increasing or, perhaps decreasing. The small lesion needs to be well examine than the larger lesion (Whitaker., 2006). Most of dental caries detection research focused occlusal and smooth surface caries. A critical factor to consider is that
HEMISECTION AND BICUSPIDIZATION – A REVIEW ARTICLE Latest advances in dentistry has become a boon to patients to maintain a functional dentition for a lifetime. Retaining a teeth may involve combining restorative dentistry, endodontics and periodontics so that the teeth are retained in whole or in part. Thus tooth resection procedures are used to preserve as much tooth structure as possible rather than sacrificing the whole tooth. (1)(2) The term tooth resection denotes the excision and removal of any segment of the tooth or a root with or without its accompanying crown portion. Various resection procedures described are : root amputation, hemisection, radisection and bisection.
Dental braces have become very essential nowadays. However, if you need dental braces, you should visit an orthodontist. You will note that an orthodontist is basically a dentist who in addition to getting training in dentistry, has also obtained advanced orthodontic training. This actually refers to the dental practice of inserting and removing various types of dental braces. Your orthodontist can help to straighten the misaligned teeth and improve your biting by correcting the way your teeth come together.
Occlusal adjustment by selective grinding is indicated to eliminate premature contacts or occlusal interferences and it helps in equal distribution of all forces on the teeth and also establishes a harmonious relationship among the components of the stomatognathic system. (17-24). Though occlusal adjustment is
As an emergency treatment if the pulp is not involved, the fracture should be stabilized. Once the final treatment is decided upon, the options may range from removal of the fractured segment, removal of the fractured segment along with gingivectomy or osteotomy, removal of the fractured segment along with orthodontic extrusion, decoronation (if implant will be placed later in order to preserve alveolar bone, or extraction. These options will vary depending on the amount of fractured root and the clinical situation. If the pulp is involved, the pulp’s vitality should be preserved especially if the tooth has an open apex. The same treatment options are available as the previous situation, however, pulp therapy must be performed.
Also called overlay dentures Removable dentures that fit over remaining natural teeth or over dental implants. Used for people individuals with a few remaining natural teeth. Also called immediate dentures. Dentures made before the affected teeth are extracted. Used as replacement teeth after extraction while waiting for complete dentures.