When to choose which retention element to use for removable dental prostheses

Zitzmann, Nicola U. and Rohner, Urs and Weiger, Roland and Krastl, Gabriel. (2009) When to choose which retention element to use for removable dental prostheses. The international journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the International College of Prosthodontists, Vol. 22. pp. 161-167.

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The aim of this article is to introduce criteria for planning treatment with a removable dental prosthesis (RDP) in a partially dentate arch, including the indications for placement of dental implants. The retention of RDPs is achieved through clasps, adhesive attachments, crowns, and fixed partial dentures with intra- or extracoronal attachments, telescopes, root caps, and/or prefabricated interradicular retainers. RDP designs vary from a removable partial denture to an overdenture prosthesis. Potential abutment teeth are selected for RDP retention according to their prognosis, their position in the arch, and the planned prosthesis design. Retainer selection mainly depends on the remaining tooth substance, the intra- and intermaxillary relationships, esthetics, and financial aspects. With dental implants as additional retainers, the supportive area for the RDP is increased, the soft tissue load is minimized, and the extension of the base of the prosthesis can be reduced to enhance a patient's comfort. For RDP planning, strategic considerations are needed to determine the appropriate prosthesis design, to select the abutment teeth, and to choose the appropriate retention element for each particular abutment.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Zahnmedizin > Klinik Zahnerhaltung
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Zahnmedizin > Klinik Zahnerhaltung > Zahnerhaltung (Weiger)
UniBasel Contributors:Zitzmann, Nicola and Weiger, Roland and Krastl, Gabriel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Quintessence Publishing
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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