Removable Prosthodontics

partial/ complete

the types of prosthesis in removable prosthodontics

partial dentures

what type of prosthesis replaces one or more teeth in one arch and is retained and supported by the underlying tissues and remaining teeth

complete dentures

what type of prosthesis replaces all the teeth in one arch

good health, positive attitude, cooperative

the patient requirements for successful treatment in removable prosthodontics

extra oral

removable prosthodontics involve as many intra oral procedures as well as

study models, radiographs, photos, visual aids and treatment plan

during a consultation appointment what items are set

easy to clean, patient is never w/o teeth, repaired and adjusted easily

the advantages of the removable partial denture include


the skeleton of the removable partial that the remaining units are attached


the part of a partial denture that contacts a tooth to provide vertical and horizontal support

as close as possible

to provide the best support possible, the rests are placed to the center of the tooth


what is the part of a partial denture that joins the parts of the partial into one unit

lingual bar

for a mandibular partial, the connector is a

palatal bar

for a maxillary partial, the connector is a

stress breaker/ hinge

what devise relieves the pressure on the abutment teeth

minor connector

what part of the partial denture protects against food impaction by filling the tooth/tissue junctions


what part of the partial contacts the abutment teeth and prevents the partial from moving


another name for a clasp

bar type clasp

this clasp extends from a gingival direction toward the occlusal

denture base/ saddle

the denture teeth are held in place by

porcelain and acrylic

artificial teeth on a partial denture are made of


the mold is the same thing as the

exam, consultation, preliminary impression, final impression, try in and adjustment, delivery, adjustment

order for partial denture appointments

dental acrylic

the base of a full denture is made of

more brittle and resistant to stain

compared to acrylic teeth, porcelain teeth are

dentist and lab retain teeth to reproduce original appearance, denture acts as a compress putting pressure on posterior extraction, patient never w/o teeth, no extreme diet

advantages of an immediate denture

exam, consultation, preliminary impression, oral surgery, final impression, jaw relationship, denture delivery, 1st follow up, adjustments

steps for a full denture

Border molding/ muscle trimming

when impression compound is heated and place along the borders of the custom tray

tuberosities, lingual frenem, and other land marks of the arch

the maxillary final impression must include

retro molar pads, oblique ridge, lingual frenem attachments

the mandibular final impression must include

Bite rim

what repre3sents the space provided by teeth in a normal occlusion


photos of patients showing the shape and shade of their posterior teeth helpful to the dentist when selecting the artificial posterior teeth

bite rims and length of crown

the vertical dimension is represented by

jaw relationships are determined by

evaluating the relationship between the maxillary and mandibular

dental laboratory

the final processing stage of the full denture is in


with dentures in place, the patient will notice a_______ in the thermal changes to the tissues under the denture


denture adhesives are not necessary with a well fitting denture

indicator paste

used to indicate pressure spots on the internal of the full denture

acrylic burrs, stones and discs

pressure areas are adjusted on the cusp of the tooth with

tissue shrinkage

when are relines necessary

laboratory relines

which reline will last longer in a denture

directly in the mouth

in a chair side reline the material is cured

denture tray

in a dental laboratory reline what type of tray is used

tissue conditioning

the process of placing a soft material inside the denture to allow irritated tissues to heal

dental lathe with rag wheel, pumice slurry (water & pumice) tripole or a paste of tin oxide and water

what is used to polish dentures

less alveolar bone loss

patients with an overdenture

magnets and snaps

attachments for an overdenture