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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 →

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 →

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 →

Managing the ‘pink bits’ of prosthodontics

The 'pink' part of restorations can get forgotten whilst the 'white' parts get all the attention. The presence of a realistic gingival margin, root contouring, gingival stippling and potential age related gum changes can really add to the 'aesthetics' of... Continue Reading →

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