A Technique for Fabrication of an Extracoronal Attachment-Retained Removable Partial Denture to Fit an Existing Fixed Partial Denture
Department of Prosthodontics, University of Ankara Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey. Journal of Prosthodontics
(Impact Factor: 1.07).
02/2012; 21(2):138-40. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2011.00818.x
Precision attachments have been used for many years to retain removable partial dentures (RPDs). Common reasons for a failed attachment-retained RPD are fracture of the framework, fracture of the roots or teeth, and irretrievable decrease of retention. When an RPD framework major connector has been fractured, it should be remade. This article describes a technique to remake a fractured mandibular RPD using cast round profile attachment analogs without the need for replacement of the fixed partial denture.
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