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Complete Dentures: Clinical Procedures (1 CE Credit)

Complete Dentures: Clinical Procedures
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Course Objectives (1 CE Credit)

Siamak Abai, DDS, MMedSc

In this course, Dr Siamak Abai goes through the diagnostic and clinical procedures in providing compete upper and lower dentures.

At the conclusion of this course, participant will understand:

  • Indications for complete dentures
  • Preliminary and secondary impression procedures
  • Wax rim and try-in procedures
  • Delivery and post-operative care

Summary

Conventional complete dentures continue to serve as a viable option to rehabilitate patients and restore everyday oral functions and esthetics. For edentulous patients who choose to pursue implant treatment, a well-made set of conventional dentures can serve as a prototype for the implant-supported prostheses, providing information such as tooth position, tooth location, vertical dimension, interocclusal space, esthetics and phonetics.

CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.


References

  1. Zarb G, Hobkirk JA, Eckert SE, Jacob RF. Prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients. 13th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2013.
  2. Hashemzadeh S, Yilmaz B, Zugaro F, McGlumphy E. An alternative conversion technique for fabricating an interim fixed implant-supported complete arch prosthesis. J Prosthet Dent. 2016 Nov;116(5):647-51.
  3. Kulkarni RS, Pawar RS. Fabrication of complete dentures in three visits using existing prosthesis-a simplified technique for geriatric patients. Spec Care Dentist. 2017 Mar;37(2):99-101.
  4. Dakhilalian M, Rismanchian M, Fazel A, et al. Conventional versus implant-retained overlay dentures: a pilot study of masseter and anterior temporalis electromyography. J Oral Implantol. 2014 Aug;40(4):418-24.
  5. Turkyilmaz I, Company AM, McGlumphy EA. Should edentulous patients be constrained to removable complete dentures? The use of dental implants to improve the quality of life for edentulous patients. Gerodontology. 2010 Mar;27(1):3-10.
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