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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-15

Preventive aspect of prosthodontics: An overview

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Rajpura, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Rajpura, India
4 Department of General Dentistry, Dental Aesthetix Centre, Phase-7, Mohali, Punjab, India

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Dr. Ramandeep Singh Gambhir
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Gian Sagar Dental College, Rajpura - 140 601, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-4610.148510

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Prosthetic dentistry is one of the fundamental pillars of dentistry. The most effective prosthetic prophylaxis could be the prevention of causes leading to tooth extractions. As a dentist our main aim should be prevention, which not only includes prevention of caries and or periodontal disease but also prevention of residual alveolar bone loss after teeth are extracted Modern treatment options improve the overall prognosis of the stomatognathic system and the quality of life of the affected patients significantly. Preventive prosthodontics highlights the importance of any procedure that can delay or eliminate future prosthodontic problems. The present review was conducted after doing extensive literature search of peer-reviewed journals and extracting information on the concept of preventive prosthodontics. The present paper discusses the concept of preventive prosthodontics engaging all the three levels of prevention-primary, secondary and tertiary. Procedures and prosthetic interventions that can be undertaken in each level are discussed.

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