Partial Removable Dental Prostheses

Strategic use of implants in combination with partial removable dental prostheses or partial RDPs is gaining recognition as a simple, economical, but very effective means of enhancing denture performance and increasing patient satisfaction. This is particularly the case with partial RDPs in Kennedy Classifications I, II, and IV of partial edentulism where one or more of the strategic natural tooth abutments are missing. This Learning Pathway will explore this use of implants through a Learning Module, a Lecture, and a Clinical Case example.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • describe indications for use of single unsplinted implants in combination with partial RDPs
  • identify strategic placement positions for implants in Kennedy Class I, II, and IV partial RDP designs
  • discuss supportive elements and superstructure options for single unsplinted implants using retentive stud attachments and functional single crowns
Publication date: Jun 5, 2017 Last review date: May 29, 2020 Next review date: May 29, 2023
  • Abutment Selection
  • Abutments
  • Attachment Types
  • Case Type
  • Components & Materials
  • English
  • Extended Space
  • Hybrid Dentures
  • Individual Retentive Elements
  • Languages
  • Mechanical Retention
  • Partial RDP
  • Pathway
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
  • Prosthodontics
  • RDP

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