Townie® Poll

Prosthodontics

Poll conducted from 5/12/2006 To 6/8/2006

Have you delivered more than 6 arches of complete dentures in the last 6 months?
1184 total votes
42%
Yes
58%
No
What is your opinion of non-metal removable partial dentures (RPD)?
841 total votes
13%
I use them in the majority of cases
30%
I find them useful for high esthetic needs patients
51%
I use them rarely
6%
I do not use RPDs
How often do you incorporate attachments in your RPDs or complete dentures?
835 total votes
12%
Routinely
61%
Occasionally
27%
I do not use attachments
What brand of denture teeth do you prescribe most often?
799 total votes
62%
Trubyte/Portrait/Bioform
14%
Ivoclar Vivadent Blueline
10%
Vita
0%
Lincoln Image
1%
Hereaus Kulzer
13%
Other
Which brand of zirconia do you prescribe most often?
743 total votes
8%
Cercon
16%
Lava
11%
Wol-Ceram
9%
Cerec
39%
Procera
18%
Other
How many units of zirconia based crown & bridge restorations have you placed in the last 6 months?
734 total votes
25%
None
22%
1-3
16%
4-7
10%
7-10
27%
10+
There are CAD/CAM technologies for taking impressions and making restorations. Which statement best describes your opinions about CAD/CAM technology in your office?
726 total votes
14%
I am currently using CAD/CAM technology in my practice
13%
I will adopt this technology within the next 2 years
25%
I prefer to wait for additional research and proof
48%
I will continue to practice with my current methods
How many units of C&B do you prep per month?
724 total votes
15%
9 or less
23%
10-15
30%
16-25
17%
26-35
15%
36 plus
Have you attended CE on the topic of prosthodontics in the last 6 months?
718 total votes
61%
Yes
39%
No
Which of the following methods do you use to select a porcelain shade for a high esthetic needs case?
717 total votes
40%
Shade guide
4%
Electronic shade taking device
34%
Combination of shade guide and photos
22%
Send patient to lab for custom shade

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