Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Mini Review Volume 5 Issue 8

The Validity of Retromolar Pad as an Intraoral Landmark in the Fabrication of Complete Dentures - A Short Review

Pradeep Dathan1, K Chandrasekharan Nair2*, Ambadi Jayakumar3 and Lakshmi Ajithan3

1Professorand Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Varkala, Kerala State, India
2Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Varkala, Kerala State, India
3Postgraduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Varkala, Kerala State, India

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Varkala, Kerala State, India.

Received: June 24, 2021; Published:

Abstract

Extraoral and intraoral landmarks have been identified to ease the practice of dentistry especially the fabrication of complete denture. Determination of the occlusal plane of the complete dentures has always raised an element of doubt to the practitioner. Hence it appeared a reliable norm to follow the natural occlusal plane. To guide the practitioner, an unchanged landmark is of great help. Retromolar pad is the foremost landmark that helps the dentist as well as the technician in deciding the occlusal plane. Reliability of retromolar pad as a landmark is discussed in this article.

Keywords: Retromolar Pad; Pear Shaped Pad; Occlusal Plane; Piriformis Papilla; Mandibular Ridge; Edentulism; Anatomical Landmarks

References

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Citation

Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “The Validity of Retromolar Pad as an Intraoral Landmark in the Fabrication of Complete Dentures - A Short Review”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.8 (2021): 48-51.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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