Dual path: a concept to improve the esthetic replacement of missing anterior teeth with a removable partial denture

Adriana da Fonte Porto Carreiro, Ana Lucia Machado, Eunice Teresinha Giampaolo, Ivone Lima Santana, Carlos Eduardo Vergani
Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists 2008, 17 (7): 586-90
The dual path of insertion concept for removable partial denture (RPD) design may be used in esthetically demanding situations. When compared to conventional RPDs, the main advantage of this design is the minimal use of clasps. This clinical report describes the treatment of a patient with an anterior maxillary edentulous area using a dual path RPD. The diagnostic cast was surveyed to ensure the adequacy of the undercuts on the mesial surfaces of the anterior abutments, where rigid minor connectors were placed. Inverted V-shaped canine cingulum rest seats were prepared to provide resistance to tooth movement during function. The dual path RPD concept allows excellent esthetic results, minimizes tooth preparation, and reduces the tendency toward plaque accumulation in a Kennedy class IV partially edentulous arch.

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