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Prosthodontics: Course Outline

Prosthodontic procedures include crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, complete and partial dentures. Dental implants have become the preferred method for replacing missing teeth, so many prosthodontic procedures today are done with implants.

Course Outline

Complete Dentures

  1. Definitions
  2. Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Peripheral tissue attachment of denture bearing area.
  4. Tongue form
  5. Saliva
  6. Systemic disorders and applied pathology.
  7. Evaluation of patients.
  8. Identification of patients
  9. General conditions.
  10. Muscle tone and muscular development.
  11. Osmotic balances
  12. Oral lesions with skin manifestations
  13. Psychiatric evaluation of patients
  14. Oral condition of denture bearing area
  15. Ridge form and relations.
  16. Oral mucosa: resistant and non resistant tissues
  17. Alveolar bone resorption.
  18. Face forms
  19. Fundamentals of Denture retention and contributing factors

Impression Procedures

  1. Objectives of impression
  2. Theories and techniques
  3. Impression techniques: minimum pressure, definite pressure, selective pressure impression
  4. Pascal’s law and its corollaries, atmospheric pressure, intermolecular attraction, interfacial, surface tension
  5. Impression Techniques: primary, wash and secondary impressions, impression trays, impression materials
  6. Factors responsible for physical retention, physiological,mechanical, surgical and psychological factors
  7. Stability
  8. Maxillo-mandibular relations
  9. Occlusal and Rest vertical relations
  10. Horizontal relations
  11. Centric and eccentrio relations
  12. Articulators
  13. Theories of articulation
  14. Protrusive records condylar path
  15. Lateral records
  16. Hanau’s formula
  17. Facebow, arbitrary and kinematics
  18. Hinge axis
  19. Semi adjustable and acron type articulators
  20. Selection of teeth, arrangement of teeth Factors responsible for size, shape, colour, shade, position and relationship of teeth
  21. Occulusion and articulation
  22. Phonetics
  23. Trial
  24. Insertion
  25. Post-insertion follow up


Relevant Books

Course Outline

Immediate Dentures and Replacement Dentures

  1. Classification and types (partial, complete)
  2. Indications and contra indications
  3. Objectives
  4. Clinical and laboratory procedures
  5. Multi disciplinary approach including care during surgery
  6. Insertion, follow up and maintenance


  1. Types of implants
  2. Endosseous
  3. Sub periosteal
  4. Endodontics implants.
  5. Osseo integration and Bio compatibility.
  6. Limitation of implants.
  7. Prosthodontics options.
  8. Clinical and laboratory procedures

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

  1. Classification of congenital and acquired defects.
  2. Principles governing treatment and management of patients presenting with various defects
  3. Obturators
  4. Cleft palate prosthesis
  5. Speech aid prostheses
  6. Facial prostheses
  7. TMD splints
  8. Bite Raising appliances
  9. Occlusal splints
  10. Arthralgia and myalgia splints
  11. Splints and Stents

Occlusion including TMD/MPD

  1. Theories and principles of occlusion.
  2. Occlusal trauma
  3. Concept, Aetiology, Treatment planning and options


  1. Principles and procedures relating to the management of medically compromised patients and the elderly
  2. Effects of medication
  3. Medical conditions having oral manifestation
  4. Xerostomia
  5. Root caries
  6. Geriatric Nutrition
  7. Principles of prosthodontic procedures in geriatric patients

Text Books

Course Outline

Fixed Prosthodontics

Principles of fixed prosthodontics​

  1. Definitions
  2. Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Oral manifestations of local and systemic disorders
  4. History: General and oral examination
  5. Evaluation
  6. Diagnosis and treatment planning, prognosis
  7. Bio-mechanics of oral cavity and contributory factors


  1. Indications and contraindications
  2. Classification and types
  3. Components of a bridge
  4. Design of various component parts
  5. Abutment and retainer selection
  6. Margin placement and pontic designs.
  7. Steps of Procedures
  • Tooth preparation
  • Impression procedures
  • Lab procedures
  • Localization and trial of bridge frame work
  • Final cementation
  • Post insertion follow up, complication and management
  • Material considerations and cementation
  • Resin – Bonded Bridge

Over Dentures

  1. Definitions
  2. Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Oral manifestations of local and systemic disorders
  4. History General and oral examination
  5. Evaluation
  6. Diagnosis and treatment planning, prognosis
  7. Bio-mechanics of oral cavity and contributory factors
  8. Classifications and types
  9. Partial and complete
  • Removable and Fixed
  • Transitional or Diagnostics and permanent definitive.
  • Tooth supported, root supported, implant supported
  • Indications contra indications, advantages and disadvantages
  • Steps of procedures and follow up.

Precision Retained Dentures

  1. Intra Coronal
  2. Extra Coronal
  3. Intra radicular attachments

Relining, Rebasing and Repairs

  1. General indications and principles
  2. Procedures


  1. ​Management strategies for the dental care of the elderly.
  2. Dental and oral diseases and disorder in the elderly.
  3. Range of psychological and social factors involved with geriatric patients.
  4. Distinguish between normal and abnormal consequences of
  5. Aging.
  6. Excessive tooth wear.
  7. Root dental caries.
  8. Recession of the gingival tissues and the special difficulties of
  9. Providing removable prostheses.