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Prosthodontic rehabilitation of a patient using a swing-lock lower denture after segmental mandibulectomy by McKenna

A swing-lock denture is useful in partially dentate patients where the configuration of the remaining teeth means that either the retention or stability available for a conventional removable partial denture is compromised. Such removable prostheses can also prove to be... Continue Reading →

The Dahl principle: Creating space and improving the biomechanical prognosis of anterior crowns by Mizrahi

There is an increased demand for restoration of anterior teeth based on esthetic require- ments. Often times, the teeth restored are compromised and have minimal remaining dentin after undergoing root canal treatment. Reduction of non-axial forces by controlling incisal guidance... Continue Reading →

Fractured metal ceramic bridge repair

Credit: www.cosmedent.com    

Cracked tooth syndrome. Part 2: restorative options for the management of cracked tooth syndrome by Banerji

Cracked tooth syndrome is not only difficult to diagnose it is also difficult to manage. This paper focus' on the available methods for the immediate, intermediate and definitive management of patients affected by this condition. Included in this article is... Continue Reading →

The suction cup denture technique by Vasant & Bassi 2012

Obtaining a satisfactory outcome for a patient with a severely resorbed maxilla can be extremely challenging. This clinical report describes the treatment of a patient with a history of multiple implant failures in the maxilla. A conventional upper complete denture... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning for missing teeth by McCord and Smales British Dental Journal 2012

Although more people are retaining increasing numbers of their natural teeth into older ages, approximately 30‑40% of persons over the age of 75 years in Western countries are edentulous. The causes and significance of tooth loss vary widely among individuals and... Continue Reading →

Dental Implant Basics: Impression Making by Bhakta et al. 2011

Accurate impressions provide a foundation for successful implant prosthodontics. This paper is aimed at the general dental practitioner (GDP) who would like to start restoring dental implants and demysti es the terminology, introduces the basic armamentarium and discusses the relative... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Partial Denture provision by Stillwell in the British Dental Journal 2010

The most likely cause of complaint with prosthodontics is a denture that in some way fails to be accepted. A denture that does not perform as the patient expects can give rise to great disappointment and anger. The problem is... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning the edentulous mandible Chee & Jivraj

 Most difficulty with complete denture prostheses arises from the inability to function with the mandibular prostheses. Factors that adversely affect successful use of a complete denture on the mandible include: 1) the mobility of the floor of the mouth, 2)... Continue Reading →

Current controversies in maxillary implant overdentures by Dudley 2013

Mandibular implant overdentures have established and predictable benefits over traditional mucosa-borne mandibular dentures and now form part of mainstream dentistry. Maxillary implant overdentures present a number of different challenges. This selective review highlights the paucity of evidence and inconsistent findings... Continue Reading →

Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: A review by Abduo & Lyons

When and how to increase the occlusal vertical dimension? Its one of those questions that pops up constantly. The actual process can be applied  to the majority of treatments we provide in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. What may be quite... Continue Reading →

Dental Implant Basics: Fitting the restoration

Credit: The Implant Centre Brighton & Hove and Haywards Heath

Percy pulp and the virgin tooth crown prep

       

Prosthetic Dentistry Basics: Primary Complete Denture Impressions

Finlay Sutton Video on Compound Primary Impressions Finlay Sutton Video on  Alginate Mandibular Primary Impressions Impression making by McCord & Grant

Mental health and oral health-distant association or inextricably linked ?

Mental health problems are on the increase, and have of late become quite topical within the NHS through recent funding pledges by the Health Secretary.  The increase in prevalence of these issues are taking place in the young and adolescents... Continue Reading →

The ‘need’ for Canine Guidance-myth or reality ?

Occlusion is one of those funny things, you either obey every rule to the nth level, you are sensible with how you manage it or you are just a rogue and fly in the face of occlusal disaster....or so it... Continue Reading →

Undergraduate Society Prizes Index

British Society of Prosthodontics-Kulzer Undergraduate Award British Endodontic Society Student Essay Prize-The Harty Prize British Endodontic Society Elective Period Prize British Endodontic Society Foundation Dentist Prize British Society for Periodontology-Frank Ashley Undergraduate Prize British Society of Paediatric Dentistry The National... Continue Reading →

Erosive tooth surface loss-a short film

A group of European experts in tooth wear have released a consensus statement on the management of the condition. The abstract can be found here. The guideline defines physiological vs pathological tooth wear and provides guidance in the diagnosis, treatment planning... Continue Reading →

Useful online Dentistry papers and resources

Restorative Dentistry RCS Diagnosis, prevention and Management of Dental Erosion RCS Management of Temporomandibular disorders RCS The Oral Management of Oncology patients RCS NHS Implant guidelines RCS Restorative Dentistry needs complexity assessment BSRD Crown and Bridge Guidelines McGill Consensus on... Continue Reading →

The ‘Dahl Concept’ A short film

The Dahl Concept-Past, Present and Future, Poyser et al. 2005

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