A Technique to Facilitate Tooth Modification for Removable Partial Denture Prosthesis Guide Planes

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Abstract

The technique in this article was developed to provide a means to create prepared guide planes of proper dimension to ensure a more stable and retentive removable partial denture prosthesis (RPDP) framework when providing this service for a patient. Using commonly found clinical materials, a paralleling device can be fabricated from the modified diagnostic cast of the patient's dental arch requiring an RPDP. Polymethyl methacrylate or composite added to an altered thermoplastic form can be positioned intraorally and used as a guide to predictably adjust tooth structure for guide planes. Since it can potentially minimize the number of impressions and diagnostic casts made during the procedure, this can help achieve the desired result more efficiently and quickly for the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-417
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Surveyor
  • abutment tooth
  • tooth modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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