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1

What is a prosthetic

An artificial body part that replaces a missing part

2

For what reasons can patients have missing teeth

Cancer
Caries
Periodontitis
Abscess
Hypodontia
Trauma

3

What are the anatomical consequences of missing teeth

Extra-oral:
Change in facial appearance
TMJ problems
Intra-oral:
Alveolar resorption
Tooth movement
Tooth wear

4

How can missing teeth impact aesthetics

Loss of hard and soft tissues which support the face

5

What are the functional consequences of missing teeth

Affects mastication and speech

6

What are the psychological consequences of missing teeth

Emotional effects

7

How can missing teeth be replaced

Resin bonded bridgework
Conventional bridgework
Implant crowns
Implant bridgework
Removable partial dentures
Complete dentures
Implant retained dentures

8

Describe the different types of complete dentures

Removable - no attachment for stability
Implant retained - snaps in place
Implant supported - screw retained and non-removable

9

Describe removable prosthetics

Not fixed permanently in the patient’s mouth

10

Describe partial prosthetics

Replaces some of the teeth in a partially dentate patient

11

Describe a denture

Cobalt chrome cast framework with an acrylic base with replacement teeth