Removable prosthodontics

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Removable prosthodontics


  • prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement of missing teeth
  • a removable prosthesis is the same as a denture
  • dentures are either complete (replace all missing teeth in the jaw) or partial (replacing only some missing teeth)
  • made of acrylic (full name - polymethyl methacrylate)
  • allergic reactions can occur
  • both teeth and gum are replaced

Upper denture

  • solid palate

Lower denture

  • move more frequently due to movement of the tongue
  • patients learn to hold the denture in place with the oral musculature
  • the denture is U-shaped to allow…


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