Flexible denture for partially edentulous arches - case reports

Flexible denture for partially edentulous arches - case reports

Author: 
Dr.Ashish.R.Jain
Abstract: 

Conventional fixed partial dentures, implant supported Fixed Partial Dentures (FDPs) and removable partial dentures are the most common treatment modalities for the aesthetic and functional rehabilitation of partially edentulous patients. Hard and soft tissue undercuts are frequently encountered in the fabrication of prosthesis in partially as well as completely edentulous arches. Removable cast partial dentures are used as definitive removable prostheses when indicated, but location of clasps may affect aesthetics. So, when patient is concerned about aesthetics, flexible partial dentures which is aesthetically superior to flipper and cast partial dentures, may be considered. This article is an effort to review the various commercially available flexible denture base materials and highlights their indications and special instructions in wearing and maintenance of the same.

Paper No: 
086