The maxillary complete denture opposing natural teeth: problems and some solutions.

University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (Impact Factor: 1.42). 07/1987; 57(6):704-7. DOI: 10.1016/0022-3913(87)90367-2
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ABSTRACT The problems involved in providing comfort, function, proper esthetics, and retention for the maxillary complete denture patient with natural opposing dentition can be challenging. Careful preparation of the patient is important. It provides the new complete denture patient the opportunity to adapt to a complete denture and allows the dentist to evaluate his patient physically and emotionally before fabrication of the final complete denture. Methods for planning and fabrication of a denture that provide comfort, function, and stability have been described.

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