Removable partial dentures: Clinical concepts

David M. Bohnenkamp

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Abstract

This article provides a review of the traditional clinical concepts for the design and fabrication of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Although classic theories and rules for RPD designs have been presented and should be followed, excellent clinical care for partially edentulous patients may also be achieved with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing technology and unique blended designs. These nontraditional RPD designs and fabrication methods provide for improved fit, function, and esthetics by using computer-aided design software, composite resin for contours and morphology of abutment teeth, metal support structures for long edentulous spans and collapsed occlusal vertical dimensions, and flexible, nylon thermoplastic material for metalsupported clasp assemblies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-89
Number of pages21
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Clasp assemblies
  • Classification systems
  • Computer-aided design
  • Laboratory work authorization
  • Partially edentulous patient
  • Removable partial denture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Removable partial dentures : Clinical concepts. / Bohnenkamp, David M.

In: Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 58, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 69-89.

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Bohnenkamp, David M. / Removable partial dentures : Clinical concepts. In: Dental Clinics of North America. 2014 ; Vol. 58, No. 1. pp. 69-89.
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