The authors performed a scoping review to determine the current scientific status of implant-assisted removable partial dentures (IARPDs) by focusing on the length and diameter of dental implants, implant placement sites, loading protocols, IARPDs designs, selection of attachments, cost-effectiveness, and biological/technical complications. Overall , the clinical outcomes were acceptable with several types of biological/technical complications.
Provided the risks of infection during a pandemic, the hazards of aerosols generated during dental treatments should be understood. This study established visualization methods, discovered conditions for droplets/aerosols generated in simulating dental treatments, and identified the conditions for effective suction methods. Consequently, these findings aid in appropriate protection from communicable diseases in dental-care environments.
This study reviewed the current status of optical scanning in facial prosthetics by sorting multiple references. There was no significant difference in linear dimensions on human faces between direct caliper measurements and scanned models. The study results are significant basic information for the application of digital workflow in facial prosthetics, which may be further developed eventually.
This review aims to provide the dental fraternity with information on the mechanism of botulinum neurotoxin and its therapeutic applications currently prevailing in clinical practice. It is essential, especially for prosthodontic experts treating temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, chronic tooth pain, myofascial pain, etc., to know the pros and cons of botulinum neurotoxin.
The fabrication of removable partial dentures (RPDs) through fully digital procedures remains a challenge. In this study, the authors developed a novel CAD/CAM method for manufacturing a patient-specific RPD in a single piece, using a custom plate. This method, which does not use a gypsum model to combine RPD components, metal framework, denture base, and artificial denture teeth, offers an advantage in the efficiency and accuracy of RPD fabrication over conventional methods. The development of this fully digital RPDs fabrication approach presented in this report will significantly impact prosthodontic clinics worldwide, especially in the context of an increasing aging population.