Removable Prosthodontics: Complete Dentures

Earlier, I made several posts about complete dentures and setting teeth. Since then, I've done a couple more and of course, with practice everything gets better.

1st Set-Up:

This was my very first set-up. Of course at the time I thought this was great
but looking back...yikes! You can clearly see that the left side is slightly higher
than the right, and the wax job is nothing to call home about.
Upper Arch
Looks a bit like it's leaning to the left an the 2nd molars are sticking out
too far bucally.
 Lower Arch:
Lots of faults: Right canine is making the distal turn, lingual gingiva on
the right too thin, left 1st premolar sticking too far bucally, etc etc

2nd Set -Up

Looks much better than the first, neater, more polished...
However, left posteriors sticking too far bucally.
 Upper Arch
Some areas needed wax re-enforcement.  2nd molars might have
been placed too far bucally.
 Lower Arch
Looks okay to me

 3rd Set-Up
Good, better, best right? In terms of occlusion, presentation, etc this one
turned out best.
 Complete dentures!
before festooning
 You can see here a little festooning and gingival anatomy

The Saga continues next semester. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Liz said...

looking good!

Camille said...

Untrained eye here, but it definitely looked better an better as you went along.

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