Dental Prosthesis - Science topic
An artificial replacement for one or more natural teeth or part of a tooth, or associated structures, ranging from a portion of a tooth to a complete denture. The dental prosthesis is used for cosmetic or functional reasons, or both. DENTURES and specific types of dentures are also available. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p244 & Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p643)
Questions related to Dental Prosthesis
If a 73 year old patient presents to your clinic with chief concern of inability to eat. You find that the patient has unstable occlusion as a result of erosive tooth surface loss. Moreover the patient has a forward head posture with a stooping back.
Where should the final occlusion be set? and how?
I am working in clinical environmental medicine. Heavy Metal often takes part in chronic inflammation, thus supporting the evidence of cancer or other chronic diseases. Material comes from everywhere in our environment, dental prosthesis, drinkwater, food, coal-fired power plant.
Language can be german, englisch, Italy, french.
Cantilever FPDs, especially distal cantilevers, are discouraged in the texts and are prescribed with many precautions. What type of FAILURES are associated with them? Are the Forces and Biomechanics (and hence, the design considerations) similar for the lower and upper arches?
Does anyone have insight on how bone quality and debris around dental implants affect the coefficient of friction on the bone-implant interface?
Is there any literature available on the topic?
I am writing a book about the intelligent design of the teeth, including the biofunctional mechanical forces of occlusion, and the method of construction of dental restorations, by copying the trilaminar pattern of the teeth. Any information about my question will be appreciated.
I'm looking for a study that investigates short implants with removable prosthesis in the mandible. Can anyone give me a hint?