publication . Article . 2009

[Removable partial dentures. Oral functions and types]

Creugers, N.H.J.; Baat, C. de;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, volume 116, pages 587-590 (issn: 0028-2200, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
A removable partial denture enables the restoration or improvement of 4 oral functions: aesthetics, mandibular stability, mastication, and speech. However, wearing a removable partial denture should not cause oral comfort to deteriorate. There are 3 types of removable partial dentures: acrylic tissue-supported dentures, dentures with cast metal frameworks en dentures with cast metal frameworks and (semi)precision attachments. Interrupted tooth arches,free-ending tooth arches, and a combination of interrupted as well as free-ending tooth arches can be restored using these dentures. Well-known disadvantages of removable partial dentures are problematic oral hygien...
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