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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to decide the most appropriate point on tragus to be used as a reference point at time of marking ala tragus line while establishing occlusal plane. MATERIALS AND METHODS THE DATA WAS COLLECTED IN TWO GROUPS OF SUBJECTS: 1) Dentulous 2) Edentulous group having sample size of 30 for each group with equal gender(More)
Role of complete dentures in reducing apnea-hypoapnea index in edentulous obstructive sleep apnea patient has shown promising results in previous studies. This study was undertaken to ascertain the role of complete denture and complete denture with slight increase in vertical dimension using custom made occlussal jig, on retropharyngeal space, posterior(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the changes in masseter muscle thickness due to the state of complete edentulism and the effect of complete denture rehabilitation on the masseter muscle. METHODS Real-time ultrasonography of the masseter muscle at relaxed and contracted states was carried out for twelve patients (six dentulous and six(More)
AIMS To compare and evaluate Candida removing effects of three most commonly available varieties of commercial denture cleansers from heat polymerized acrylic resins. To compare and evaluate Candida lytic effects of denture cleansers. To assess the effect of time on ability of denture cleansers in reducing Candidal biofilm. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
Loss of an organ such as a finger not only imposes a functional impairment, but also leads to unaesthetic appearance and a deep psychological stigma to the patient. Hence replacement of such missing finger with the help of an artificial finger prosthesis has been very successful. The success of the prosthesis depends on the precision in meticulous planning(More)
Management of bilateral cleft lip and palate cases is a challenging task, and if the premaxilla is shifted to either side, it poses a problem for the surgeon to operate and also for the orthodontist to do the orthodontic alignment. The aim of this study was to reposition the shifted premaxilla for better retraction with presurgical infant orthopedics, thus(More)
BACKGROUND Dentists are always looking ahead for more dimensionally stable material for accurate and successful fabrication of prosthesis in this competitive world. Arrival of newer materials and increased material market puts dentists in dilemma for selection of material. AIM The study evaluated the effect of variations in time of pour and temperature on(More)
"Every human being has a divine right to enjoy the health to its fullest." Oral and Dental health is not an exception to this dictum. The speciality of Prosthodontics has emerged as a science to provide replacement of missing dentition for its form and functions along with associated structures. Any successful complete denture treatment combines exemplary(More)
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