Removable Partial Dentures (RPD)
This is another option for the replacement of missing teeth. They help in the restoration and maintenance of oral functioning, health and appearance. the only difference is that it is not fixed permanently and hence can be removed and cleaned. Thinking to have one? Visit us today.
Removable Partial Dentures
When too many teeth are missing to use a fixed partial denture, a removable partial denture (RPD) is the only choice. RPD is used when there is too much space between teeth, a fixed prosthesis doesn't hold well, congenital malformations that leave only a few wide-spaced permanent teeth, and injuries that have caused multiple teeth and often alveolar bone to be lost.
To help an adolescent who needs RPD, there are three main goals: restoring the functions of mastication and speech, improving dental aesthetics and protecting what is left of the teeth that are there.
When the occlusal relationships between the supplied teeth and the opposing natural teeth are correct, harmonious, and non-destructive, the function of mastication can be brought back. If the parts of the partial denture have the right shape, size, and placement in relation to the tongue, cheek, and lips, they can help make sure that proper speech can be learned.
When adolescent patients need cosmetic surgery, this is often the most important thing for them to think about. The look of a person's teeth improves when they have artificial teeth that are the same colour, size, and shape as their natural teeth. When making a partial denture, it's important to make sure the shape and size of the base are correct so that the facial contours can be restored.
The most important goal is to keep the remaining teeth and their supporting tissues in good condition. This can't be done without a thorough mouth preparation, a correct partial denture design, an accurate fabrication of that design, professional follow-up care, and proper home care by the patient.
Additional dental work may be needed to make sure the RPD is properly supported and held in place, as well as to stop forces or processes that could harm the remaining teeth and their supporting tissues. These preparatory procedures may be done by dentists in all phases or branches of dentistry.