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Classification of partial dentures Part 2

Criteria 4: Residual Ridge Characteristics

The criteria published for the Classification System for Complete Edentulism are used to categorize any edentulous span present in the partially edentulous patient. Continue reading

Classification of Partial Detures Part 1



A dental prosthesis that restores one or more but not all of the natural teeth and/or associated parts and that is supported in part by natural teeth, dental implant supported crowns, abutments, or other fixed partial dentures and /or the mucosa; usage: a partial denture should be described as a fixed partial denture or removable partial denture based on the patient’s capability to remove or not remove the prosthesis. Continue reading