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The onlay removable partial denture has the primary purposes of restoration of esthetics and function through a conservative modification of the existing dentition. It is particularly applicable to open occlusion situations and in improving an uneven mandibular occlusal plane. Its use should be supplemented with specific instructions in proper cleansing and(More)
Identifying and recording appropriate occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) and centric relation positions during the treatment of edentulous patients is necessary for predictable and successful therapy. When alterations of existing conditions are indicated, it is beneficial for both the clinician and patient to evaluate the esthetics, phonetics, function, and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the first phase of this two-part investigation was to determine if the opening motion of the mandible could be illustrated and described using a dynamic imaging method. The purpose of the second phase of the investigation was to determine if a center of rotation would be discovered. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five volunteer subjects, 2(More)
PURPOSE Heat- and chemically activated acrylics processed by compression molding or fluid resin matrix techniques for fabrication of partial dentures were evaluated for color stability by reflection spectrophotometry after accelerated aging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Samples of heat-activated (L199, PDON, SB) and chemically activated (PR, PVAR, SC) denture(More)
PURPOSE In vitro bond strengths of a traditional denture base resin (Lucitone 199) and three adhesive denture base resins (Meta-Dent, Meta-Fast with liner, and Meta-Fast without liner) to treated nickel-chromium-beryllium (Ni-Cr-Be) partial denture alloy were tested with four alloy surface pretreatments (sandblast, Met-etch, Rocatec with silane, and Rocatec(More)
PURPOSE In-vitro bond strengths of 3 denture base resins (Trutone, Lucitone 199, and Triad) to a nickel-chromium-beryllium removable partial denture alloy (Ticonium) were tested with 3 surface pretreatments: sandblast, acid etch, and Rocatec (silica blasting), with or without primers (Dentsply, CR inlay cement, and Super Bond). MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
A clinical technique of using a cast titanium base in a maxillary overdenture for a patient with bruxism who has a history of repeated midline denture fractures is presented. The advantages of a metal palate and the favorable properties of titanium are discussed. This treatment provides the practitioner with a practical option for successfully treating(More)