Dentures for Children

Dentures for Children

Children often require complex prosthodontics rehabilitation due to trauma or the presence of a range of dental anomalies. A multidiscplinary approach to the management of conditions is essential. Appropriate treatment is often difficult due to issues of age, behaviour management, a transitioning dentition and a lack of experience in managing, often quite rare conditions.

Many of the conditions are unique and uncommon, and management is often anecdotal. However an understanding of growth and development is important in allowing the formulation of a treatment plan that is appropriate for a child at any age. The dental practitioner should know the management of traumatic tooth loss, the congenital absence of teeth and the management of disorders of enamel and dentin, involvement of clinicians in other disciplines and the development of long term treatment planning.

Dentures improve self-confidence of anodontia patients.

Dentures improve self-confidence of anodontia patients.

Reference
Prosthetics for Children by Dr. Angus Cameron, BDS, MDSc FDSRCS(Eng), FRACDS, FADI, FICD

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Affordable Removable Partial Denture

Affordable Removable Partial Denture

Removable Partial Denture is a prosthesis that replaces some teeth in a partially dentate arch and can be removed and replaced by the patient at will. RPD with one piece casting metal framework are considered as definitive denture. Compared to natural teeth, dentures provided 15-20 % efficiency compared to natural teeth. RPDs are more affordable than fixed bridges.

Some of the common problems associated with wearing dentures are:
Difficulty with speaking.
Lack of retention.
Food under dentures.
Feeling of fullness.
Problems in function.

Removable Partial Prosthodontic Treatment

Extraction of  badly broken down teeth

Extraction of badly broken down teeth

Upper one piece casting metal framework

Upper one piece casting metal framework

Investing of RPD

Investing of RPD

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Removable Prosthodontics: Ferrule

Removable Prosthodontics: Ferrule
Periodontal Problem

Periodontal Problem

The ferruling of the periodontally treated teeth with mobility can be obtained by:
1. Composite splint.
2. Wire and composite splint.
3. Adhesive denture.
4. Splint with ribboned plate.
5. Overdenture sets of teeth.
6. Splints of acrylic resin
7. Cast splints

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Denture Fracture

Denture Fracture
1:3 is the ratio of fracture of upper denture to lower denture

1:3 is the ratio of fracture of upper denture to lower denture

Fracture of denture may involve any part of the prosthesis. Any solution to repair the denture is less ideal than making a new one. Denture fracture is usually caused by accidental dropping of the denture, improper fit, excessive occlusal load and improper occlusion of the denture teeth. Chairside repair of broken denture can be done on acrylic base and denture teeth. Repair of metal parts and other complicated cases will require repair in the dental lab.

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Removable Partial Denture Clasp

Removable Partial Denture Clasp
About removable partial denture clasp

About removable partial denture clasp

In removable partial denture, the amount of retention that is obtained from the clasp depends upon the flexibility of the retention arm. The flexibility of the retentive arm depends on:

  • Longitude
  • Diameter
  • Form
  • Tapering
  • Type of alloy
  • Its preparation
  • Heat treatment of the alloy

Clasp must be located under the denture equator. It must be constructed with an alloy that has elastic properties. It has obtain a retentive force that does not exceed the capacity of a periodontal reaction. The clasp must act only under the action of extrusive forces.

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Acrylic Removable Partial Denture

Acrylic Removable Partial Denture

Removable Acrylic Partial Denture

Removable Acrylic Partial Denture is a mucosa borne denture that conforms to a specific design to ensure gingival health. This type of RPD is indicated to replace missing teeth for short period of time. Is is also constructed to condition the patient for wearing a complete denture when the total loss of teeth is inevitable.

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