Single Complete Dentures
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When a complete denture is applied to only one of the jaws in the mouth, it is called a SCD. SCD may be opposing a natural dentition, a fixed partial denture, an existing partial denture, and a present complete denture. During the fabrication of SCD, each of the opposing conditions has to overcome different challenges. Obtaining bilateral balanced occlusion in particular is very difficult to achieve in a SCD opposing natural dentition. In this chapter, each of these situations is explained in detail, and problems encountered in SCD are discussed at the end of this chapter.
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