In dentistry, precision attachments are the functional mechanical parts of the removable partial denture made of plastic, metal or a combination of both. Precision attachment partial dentures can be used to restore arches where there are not enough teeth for fixed bridgework. They consist of two parts referred as the ‘male’ part that is fixed to a crown inside the patient’s mouth and a ‘female’ part which holds the partial denture. The male is machined by the manufacturer to fit the female with such precision that any male out of the box will fit any female with an exact degree of accuracy. All of the precision attachments in a partial denture are positioned so that they are exactly parallel to each other. The patient can insert and remove the partial dentures and the aim of the precision attachment is to give the patient maximum comfort and ease while wearing, inserting or removing. Continue reading
LINGUAL BAR WITH CONTINUOUS BAR INDIRECT RETAINER
SYNONYMS: KENNEDY BAR, SPLIT LINGUAL BAR, DOUBLE LINGUAL BAR
1. Situations where the major connector must contact the natural teeth to provide bracing and indirect retention and there are open cervical embrasures which contraindicate the use of a lingual plate. There must be adequate space for the lingual bar portion of the major connector. Continue reading
Are you a long time denture wearer?
Have you ever wonder what are those components present on your partial dentures?
If yes is the answer to above question, let me explain to you briefly about parts of removable partial denture. Continue reading
Removable partial denture is a prosthesis to replace missing teeth which can be easily removed and placed in the mouth by the patient.
Fixed partial denture, in other words dental bridge is used to replace missing tooth which is support by adjacent teeth or implant and cannot be removed by the patient.
Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages and normally your dental surgeon will choose the best option to replace your missing teeth based on your oral condition. Continue reading
A dental bridge is also known as a fixed partial denture. It is used to replace a single missing tooth or a short span of missing teeth. It is a permanent prosthesis, which is joined to the tooth or implant adjacent to the space created by the missing tooth. Before the bridge is fabricated, the adjacent tooth on both sides of the missing space is prepared (a cantilever bridge requires only one adjacent tooth to be prepared). The tooth is reduced to the appropriate size, depending on the material used to fabricate the bridge. The reduced tooth will serve as the anchor unit, holding the bridge in place. A dental bridge can be fabricated using all metal, all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or gold. Continue reading
When a tooth or multiple teeth are missing, there are a few options for the patient to replace it/them. Two of the most common choices are either by fabricating a bridge, or a removable partial denture (RPD). These two are different in terms of aesthetic and functional aspects, and hence, they have their own indications, as well as advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading