The management of complex prosthodontics requires special consideration during treatment as well as maintenance visits after treatment is complete. The anticipated design of the removable partial denture framework must be recorded prior to restorative procedures. Preparation of the abutment teeth should provide space for the critical portions of the removable partial denture that will require subsequent restorations. Portions of a removable partial denture essential to the construction of a restoration are guide planes, rests, retentive clasps, and reciprocal components. The wax patterns of the restorations should be contoured on a surveyor in harmony with the path of insertion and design of removable partial dentures. Successful integration of fixed and removable prosthodontics is dependent on adequate diagnostic information and perceptive execution of restorative procedures.2.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery