Fluid Wax Technique

Mucostatic technique helps in recording all the basal tissues in a non-compressed state. To record the impression by mucostatic technique, Zinc-Oxide Eugenol, Impression Plaster or Fluid Wax is used. To record the tissue details by fluid wax technique, firstly, the final impression has to be taken by conventional materials like Zinc Oxide Eugenol or impression plaster. (more…)Read More…

Basic terminology in implant dentistry

Osseointegration
A direct structural and functional connection between ordered, living bone and the surface of a load-carrying implant 1.
Endosseous dental implant
A device inserted into the jaw bone (endosseous) to support a dental prosthesis. It is the ‘tooth root’ analogue and is often referred to as a ‘fixture’ 2.
Implant abutment
The component which attaches to the dental implant and Read More…

Tongue: Classification

 Tongue size: House classification
  Class I: Tongue have normal size, development and function. There are sufficient teeth present to maintain the normal form of the tongue. Class II: Teeth had been absent for a very long time period and caused change in the form and function of the tongue. Class III: Excessively large tongue.  
Wright’s classification of tongue positions
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Soft Palate: Classification

The soft palate can be classified in to 3 classes. They are Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 1 soft palate: This kind of soft palate is horizontal and shows small muscular movement. This type of palate is most favourable palate from prosthodontic point of view as it permits more tissue coverage for the posterior palatal seal.
Class 2 soft palate: This type of soft palate makes 45° angle to Read More…