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Book: Modern Dental Assisting - vocab review - Removable Prosthodontics

Alveoplasty The surgical shaping and smoothing of the margins of the tooth socket after extraction of the tooth, generally in preparation for the placement of prosthesis.
Baseplate A temporary resin form representing the base of a denture used to help establish jaw relationships and the arrangement of teeth.
Border molding Process of using fingers to contour a closer adaptation of the margins of an impression while still in the mouth.
Centric relation Having the jaws in a position that produces a centrally related occlusion.
Connector Piece of metal that joins the various parts of a partial denture; also called "bar"
Coping Thin metal covering or cap placed over a prepared tooth.
Edentulous To be without teeth
Festooning The process of carving the vase material of a denture or denture pattern to simulate the contours of the natural tissues.
Flange Parts of a full or partial denture that extend from the teeth to the border of the denture.
Full denture Prosthesis that replaces all of the teeth in one arch.
Immediate denture Temporary denture placed after the extraction of anterior teeth.
Lateral excusion Sliding the position of the mandible of the left or right of the centric position
Mastication Chewing
Occlusal Rim built on the base-plate to register vertical dimension and occlusal relationship of the mandibular and maxillary arches.
Overdenture Full denture supported by two or more remaining natural teeth
Partial denture Removable prosthesis that replaces teeth within the same arch
Post dam Seal in back of a full or partial denture that holds it in place; also called "posterior palatal seal"
Pressure points Specific areas in the mouth where a removable prosthesis may rub or apply more pressure
Protrusion Position of the mandible placed forward as related to the maxilla
Rebasing Procedure to replace the entire denture base material on an existing prosthesis
Relining Procedure to resurface the tissue side of a partial or full denture so that is fits more accurately.
Resorption When teeth have been extracted, the alveolar bone no longer has a purpose, and the body will resorb it.
Rest Metal projection on or near the retainer of a partial denture
Retainer Device used to hold attachments and abutments of a removable prosthesis in place
Retrusion Position of the mandible posterior from the centric position as related to the maxilla
Template Clear plastic tray that represents the alveolus as it should appear after teeth have been extracted
Tuberosity Rounded bony protrusion behind your last molar in the maxilla
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