Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 1 - 2020
Bilateral Free-End Distal Extension Partial Denture Treatment Options
Fotoula Nikolopoulou1*, Anestis Crhysostomidis2 and Gerasimos Filippatos2
1Assistant Professor of the Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2Dental School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Fotoula Nikolopoulou, Assistant Professor of the Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Received: November 25, 2019; Published: December 16, 2019




Abstract

The use of dental implants is not always affordable for many patients. In such situations, removable partial dentures constitute a feasible option. Attachment provides an important psychological and mechanical union in treating patients. The Kennedy Class I partial denture actually may be a combination of both tissue-supported and tooth supported restorations.

The design of the maxillary Class I removable partial denture will be also based on the opposing mandibular teeth, or fixed bridge, or removable partial denture or complete denture.

Solid attachments are indicated when there is a removable partial or complete denture on the opposing jaw.

Resilient attachments can be used when on the opposing jaw there are natural teeth or fixed bridgework.

Keywords: Extra-Coronal; Intra-Coronal Attachment; Solid, Resilient; Partial Denture

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Citation: Fotoula Nikolopoulou., et al. “Bilateral Free-End Distal Extension Partial Denture Treatment Options”. EC Dental Science 19.1 (2020): 01-07.

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