A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS USED IN FIELD OF PROSTHODONTICS
Dr. Nabid Anjum Choudhury*, Dr. Narendra Kumar, Dr. Vikram Kapoor, Dr. Pallavi Sirana, Dr. Sidhartha Tomar, Dr. Kunwarjeet Singh
Diagnostic aids used in Prosthodontics helps to assess the dentate as well as edentulous patients for oral rehabilitation, but pathologies in the edentulous patient are different from those in the dentate patient, however the problems related to routine screening are still present. Successful therapy begins with a thorough assessment of the patient‟s physical and psychological condition and determining a treatment that will deliver a functional prosthesis that will satisfy the expectations of the patient. With time, there have been various advances in all the branches of dentistry in respect to oral examination which includes a complete study of the teeth, jaws and other oral structures and further uplifts a practitioner‟s ability to reach an appropriate diagnosis. Therefore, the aim of this review is to illustrate in detail the diagnostic aids used in the field of prosthodontics and how these methods aid in increasing the efficiency of the dental operator in correct diagnosis and thereby, establishing a success rate of the treatment.
Keywords: Oral examination, Diagnostic casts, Photographs, Dental surveyor, Radiological imaging.
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