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    When did prepped rpd rest seats become obsolete?

    Discussion in 'Removable' started by cmeistercdt, Jan 2, 2018.

    1. cmeistercdt

      cmeistercdt New Member Full Member

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      You know what really grinds my gears? I swear to you that 80% of doctors I have worked with do not prep rest seats for cast metal rpds. I tell them over and over again of the importance of the rest to be flush with the tooth surface so patients do not hyperocclude, and so they can function properly through eccentric movements. Nobody listens. I work as an in-house tech now, so I don't want to piss anybody off. I'm just sick of this half-assed dentistry where you wipe out a perfectly good opposing stamp cusp cuz you're too lazy to take 3 minutes and prep some rests. I mean, if you are not going to do your part to ensure success of the case, that don't sell an rpd that's going to harm more than help.

      I'm sure I'm not the only one who this aggravates. Sucks having a conscience sometimes. Sorry or the dirty language, but it's not right man.

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    2. JMN
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      JMN Christian Member Staff Member Donator Full Member

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      I was actually told once that it wasn't done as they "don't want to throw the pt into pulpitis". I couldn't contain my expression.
      This was an add a tooth just waiting to happen. Read the xray! that's what it's for!
       
    3. kcdt

      kcdt Well-Known Member Full Member

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      Well, we wouldn't want to awkwardly slow the extraction of lucre.
      Once that sale is made its about next warm butt in the chair.
      Drinking and legal pot help...
       
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    4. JMN
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      JMN Christian Member Staff Member Donator Full Member

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      +5 points for the use of lucre in a real sentance.
       
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    5. Wade Bognuda
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      What's lucre?
       
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    7. Randy Hill PhD

      Randy Hill PhD Active Member Full Member

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      Seeing "crow's feet" in the Dr.'s eyes............ YOU want me to what? to prep the adjacent teeth for rest preps? You crazy.
       
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    8. kcdt

      kcdt Well-Known Member Full Member

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      Bible calls money filthy lucre in 1st Peter.
       
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      rkm rdt Well-Known Member Donator Full Member

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      I thought it was like spandex.Dontknow
       
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      It only streches if you are a Reserve Bank owner. (Yes, owner. US and many other nations banks are privately owned)
       
    11. denturist-student

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      Fewer dentists are bothering with rest seats. It is a non money maker. ie chair time taken versus reward. That and they do not want partials to become the norm again over crowns bridges and implants....Not only rest preps but guide planes are no longer done.....I mean how many are doing the partials on primary alginate impressions as opposed to having custom trays made? An implant up here costs about 3K fully finished and takes about two hours of chair time.
       

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