Preparation Sequence of a 3-Unit Fixed Partial Denture

Format Publication ID Version Published
Video 8376 1 February 17, 2011
University of Texas HSC at Houston Dental Branch

Description

This video illustrates a straightforward tooth preparation sequence for a 3-unit fixed partial denture where reduction accuracy and preparation draw are emphasized through the use of reduction guides and paralleling grooves. The demonstration is recorded on a typdont with Ivorine teeth using carbide and diamond burs. The video depicts the step by step preparation process taught by the Prosthodontics Department at The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston to dental students, Prosthodontics residents and preceptors.

Citation

Ortegon S, Koeppen R, Park C. Preparation Sequence of a 3-Unit Fixed Partial Denture. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/8376

Educational Objectives

  1. To describe the overall features of a metal-ceramic and full cast crown preparation.
  2. To describe the use of specific burs during a fixed partial denture preparation sequence.
  3. To discuss the purpose and accurate use of a reduction guide.
  4. To describe the amount of necessary reduction in relation to the restorative materials used.
  5. To describe simple solutions to achieve proper draw.
  6. To describe the rationale for the various margin designs.
  7. To allow the students to have access to the video at any time any day.
  8. To allow the video to be a quick reference source prior or after bench top competency Fixed Prosthodontic Examinations or patient care.

Keywords

  • Fixed Partial Denture (MeSH), Tooth Preparation (MeSH), Dentures (MeSH), Crowns (MeSH), Orthodontic Retainers (MeSH), Burs

Discipline

  • Dental
    • Prosthodontics

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Oral Health

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study

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