Townie® Poll

Removable Prosthodontics

Poll conducted from 8/7/2009 To 9/3/2009

Do you fabricate custom trays for final impressions?
327 total votes
53%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
Which of the following have you noticed is deficient most often on patients' existing dentures?
238 total votes
24%
a. Posterior palatal seal
6%
b. Frenum attachments
30%
c. Vestibular extensions
35%
d. Occlusion
5%
e. Tooth position
What is the percentage of lower dentures that you do that receive implants?
238 total votes
26%
a. Zero
45%
b. One to 10 percent
12%
c. 11-20 percent
6%
d. 21-40 percent
11%
e. More than 45 percent
Do you routinely refer out patients that need removable prostheses (complete or partial dentures)?
239 total votes
8%
a. Yes
92%
b. No
During the fabrication of complete dentures what type of articulator does your laboratory use?
237 total votes
41%
a. Hinge articulator
51%
b. Semi adjustable articulator
8%
c. Fully adjustable articulator
What type of material do you use for complete denture final impression?
225 total votes
11%
a. ZOE
12%
b. Polysulfide (Rubber Base)
19%
c. Polyether
59%
d. PVS
Do you survey your master cast and design your framework for RPD?
240 total votes
19%
a. I survey and design the framework
50%
b. I design the framework but the laboratory technician surveys the master cast
32%
c. The laboratory technician designs and surveys my RPD cases
How many arches of removable prosthodontics do you deliver in a year?
242 total votes
46%
a. Less than 20
38%
b. 21-50
15%
c. More than 50

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