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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-64

Characterization of complete denture - 11 Case reports

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Pushpagiri College of Dental Science, Medicity, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Kollam, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Pushpagiri College of Dental Science, Medicity, Perumthuruthy,Thiruvalla, India
4 Department of Orthodontics, Anoor Dental College, Ernakulam, India
5 Department of Oral Pathology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Science, Medicity, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

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Suja Joseph
Department of Prosthodontcs, Pushpagiri College of Dental Science, Medicity, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.149597

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Arranging the teeth for complete denture involves specific laid out principles, which are instructed in dental schools. A dentist who graduates from a dental school is expected to be sufficiently trained in the theory and the practice of teeth setting. Whether it is a conventional removable or implant retained complete denture, the principles of teeth setting remain the same. The possible effect is that all dentists may give almost identical complete dentures to their patients. The complete denture patients may be satisfied with what the dentists provides. It is the duty of the dentist to inform the patient that his or her complete dentures can be characterized to suit his/her wish and appearance better. Incorporation of correct tooth size, shade and position has a visual impact on patient's appearance. This will bring out proper harmony and balance between a persons smile and facial design. Meeting patients' expectations by giving importance to their demands is the most important criteria for success. Even though the importance should be given to the patient's choice an operator can take the liberty to arrange the teeth in an esthetic and acceptable form. This will have a positive effect on patient's self-esteem. Each complete denture patient should be evaluated individually, and the dentist should strive to make the complete denture unique to that person. The authors present 11 case reports of complete denture characterizations. Denture characterization provides infinite possibilities for the dentist.

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