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Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral

On-line version ISSN 2340-3209Print version ISSN 1699-6585


ARDILA MEDINA, C.M.. The effects of removable partial denture on periodontal health. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.2, pp.77-83. ISSN 2340-3209.

A removable partial denture (RPD) is a common treatment available for the restoration of partially edentulous ridges. RPD although they serve as an excellent means of replacing missing teeth, may pose a serious threat to a patient's remaining teeth. RPD may increase incidence the incidence of caries, damage the periodontium, and increase the amount of stress on natural teeth. These alterations are attributed to poor oral hygiene, increased plaque and calculus accumulation, and transmission of excessive forces to the periodontal structures from occlusal surfaces of the framework of RPD. It is possible to reduce the negative effects of removable partial dentures on the periodontium and perform good oral hygiene. Only minor periodontal effects were noted in patients recalled regularly for supportive treatment, including professional oral hygiene.

Keywords : Denture partial removable; adverse effects.

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