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Types of Mandibular Major Connectors Part 1

The MAJOR CONNECTOR is that part of a remvable partial denture (RPD) that joins the component parts on one side of the arch to those on the opposite side. It is the unit of the RPD to which all other parts are directly or indirectly attached. Continue reading

The Extra Tooth!


Did you ever wonder why do you find some children with a small extra tooth in between their permanent incisors?

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This small little tooth is called Supernumerary Tooth.


A Supernumerary Tooth is one that is additional to the normal series and can be found in almost any region of the dental arch. Most supernumerary teeth are located in the upper incisors region commonly known as mesiodens. Their presence may give rise to a variety of clinical problems in the future for children.

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A space between your upper front teeth?

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If you have a space between your upper front teeth like the photo shown above, it means that you are having midline diastema. In dental terms, midline diastema refers to an anterior midline spacing between the two maxillary central incisors. It is one of the most frequently seen malocclusions that is considered easy to treat but often difficult to retain.  Continue reading