The importance of correct diagnosis in complete dentures treatment.

A. Zini*, Y. Pietrokovski, J. Pietrokovski

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A 68 years edentulous female, wearing unsuccessful complete dentures, was treated by making a new set of dentures. The main initial complains were unaesthetic teeth, excessive gums display, speech impairment and severe difficulties in mastication. With the patient's full collaboration and following sound established prosthodontics principles, a successful set of full dentures was provided. The main changes performed with the new set of dentures were: A. Provision of three millimeters interocclusal rest space between the vertical dimension while in occlusion and the vertical dimension of rest. B. The full anterior and premolars maxillary teeth and the incisal's third of the mandibular anterior teeth were displayed when patient was speaking, smiling and laughing. No artificial gums were displayed during any normal facial or oral activities. C. The occlusal plane was established after the selection of the anterior teeth. The plane was made parallel to the ala tragus (Camper's) line.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)15-19, 69
JournalRefuat Hapeh Vehashinayim
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009


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