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Clinic Lecture 1-A

Edentulous Patients and Care of Dental Prostheses

Natural teeth that support an overdenture need to be cleaned on a regular basis. However, if the teeth supporting the overdenture are implants, they do not need to be cleaned on a regular basis. First is true and the second is false
A denture brush is recommended for cleaning partial and full dentures rather than a regular manual toothbrush because the regular toothbrush will become worn and not clean the natural teeth effectively, the denture brush will fit the contours of a denture/partial better than a regular brush
Which of the following cannot be place on an implant? none of the above.
T/F: If need be, dentures can be scaled by the clinician to remove hard deposits? true
T/F: Abutment teeth are used in fixed partial dentures only, not in removal partial dentures. False
Oburator Used to close an acquired or congenital opening such as a cleft paate
Overdenture a removable denture that covers and is partially supported by one or more remaining teeth, or dental implants as well as the alveolar ridge
Space Maintainer used when a deciduous tooth is prematurely lost to keep position open for the eruption of the permanent tooth.
Fixed Partial Denture a replacement for one or more missing teeth cemented to the abutment teeth
Complete Denture replaces the entire dentition
Prostheses an artificial replacement of a missing part
Removable Partial Denture a prosthesis that replaces one or more teeth and can be taken out of the mouth
Periodontal Splint A wire or composite which is placed to hold two or more teeth together. The teeth can have grooves cut into them
Occlusal Splint Night gaurd
Inflammatory Lesion can result from an improper fitting denture inadequate homecare an allergy to a cleansing paste or solution or continuous wearing
Ulcerative Lesion can be related to an overextended denture border
Papillary Hyperplsia appears on the palate as a group of closely arranged pebble shaped red edematous projections
Epulis Fissuratum the tissue looks to have a single or multiple elongated folds related to the border of an ill fitting denture
Angular Cheilitis fissuring at the angles of the mouth with cracks ulcerations and erythema
A fixed partial denture fixed bridge
A Cantilever Bridge can be one or two teeth attached to an unsupported pontic
A Maryland Bridge is bonded to porcelain on a crown
T/F; full dentures are usually made of plastic but may at time be partially metal True
T/F: Lower dentures have better retention because of gravity False
T/F: When caring for a denture it should be placed in an ultrasonic bath and run for 3-5 minutes to help loosen any debris. False- 10-12minutes
T/F: The goal of proper care for a denture is to remove irritants to the tissue, prevent breath odor and aid esthetics as well as maintain the integrity and longevity of the appliance True
T/F: Biofilm can form on a denture and mineralize True
T/F: A patient with a proper fitting denture will always be aware of any lesion under or around the denture False
Created by: daisenmurray