What is festooning in dentistry?

Dentistry. to reproduce natural gum patterns around the teeth or a denture.

What are three types of dentures?

Types of dentures

  • traditional/conventional complete full dentures.
  • partial dentures.
  • custom dentures.
  • immediate dentures.
  • implant supported dentures.
  • snap-in dentures.
  • overdentures.
  • upper dentures.

How do you stipple dentures?

Stippling of the anterior denture flange enhances the natural effect of soft tissue by creating uneven reflection of light on the acrylic resin. With a trial denture, stippling is usually accomplished by tapping a brush wheel or stiff tooth-brush on the wax flange.

What is Flasking in dentistry?

Flasking is the process of investing the cast with the waxed denture in a flask to make a sectional mold that is used to form the acrylic resin denture base. Therefore it is also known as investing.

What is festooned gingiva?

Exaggerated rolling of the free gingival margin. Usually associated with plaque induced inflammation.

Why gingiva is scalloped?

Thin gingival tissue is associated with a thin band of the keratinized tissue, scalloped gingival contour suggestive of thin bony architecture and is more sensitive to inflammation and trauma.

What are the best dentures to have?

In terms of stability, snap-in dentures are the best. These dentures securely snap into place with the aid of anchors on existing teeth or dental implants. These dentures are suitable for a patient without any teeth, but who has enough bone tissue to support an implant.

Is stippled gingiva healthy?

Stippling was thought to indicate good gingival health, but it has since been shown that smooth gingiva is not an indication of disease, unless it is smooth due to loss of previously existing stippling.

What’s a gum pocket?

When gum tissue begins to separate or pull away from the teeth, it leaves a larger space between the tooth and gums where harmful bacteria can thrive. At this point the space is called a “pocket.” Inflammation is present, and the once healthy sulcus has become deeper because it is diseased.

What is the “wax try in” when getting a denture?

The denture process includes many steps as you replace the teeth in your mouth with a brand new smile. One of the more important stages to consider is the wax try-in stage. Before the permanent teeth are placed in your mouth, the wax try-in stage gives you a basic mold of what the finished acrylic teeth would look like.

How to make your own false teeth?

Other materials needed to make your own false teeth at home include a package of crayons (with one white one) and a white candle. Using a metal tablespoon over a lit candle, melt the dental wax. On top of this, melt the wax of another white candle and add to the mixture.

What does festooning mean?

festoon(Noun) Any of a series of wrinkles on the backs of some ticks. festoon(Verb) To hang ornaments, such as garlands or chains, which hang loosely from two tacked spots. festoon(Verb) To make festoons.

How should dental partials fit in the mouth?

Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth and can easily be taken out of your mouth for cleaning or storing while you sleep. Your dentist may also recommend crowns, or “caps,” on your natural teeth to improve the way a removable partial denture fits your mouth.