Figure 5-15. Instruments and materials for insertion of complete dentures.
5-11. IMMEDIATE DENTURES
This procedure usually gives the patient the advantage of retaining his natural
anterior teeth until the denture is ready for insertion. Having natural teeth to use as a
guide in selecting and arranging denture teeth and in determining relationships between
the maxilla and mandible is often useful to the dental officer. The sequence of
procedures followed in the fabrication of immediate dentures is similar to that described
for other dentures. The extraction of the remaining teeth and insertion of the immediate
denture are usually performed in the oral surgery section.
5-12. REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
a. Procedure. The variations in design and techniques used in the fabrication
of removable partial dentures make it impossible to outline standard procedures. One
procedure frequently used is described below.
(1) In planning the fabrication of a removable partial denture, a thorough
examination should be done to include a radiographic examination and making
diagnostic casts. After this examination, the patient is evaluated and the treatment plan
is started. Next, the teeth are prepared so that they will provide a favorable foundation
for the denture and provide an accurate impression. Jaw relationship registrations are
taken to transfer from the patient to the articulator the positions and information
necessary to fabricate the dentures. An appointment may be given for a try-in of the
trial denture or the try-in of the metal framework.