Acrylic removable partial dentures are routinely used in everyday clinical practice. However, there is concern that if they are not correctly designed that damage may result to the soft and hard tissues leading to tooth loss. This article reviews the potential damage that may occur from the use of acrylic dentures. Methods of improving the design features and construction of acrylic RPDs to minimize damage and improve longevity of the remaining teeth will be demonstrated.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2003|