Improving the esthetic replacement of missing anterior teeth: interaction between periodontics and a rotational path removable partial denture

Leticia Machado Goncalves, Jose Ribamar Sabino Bezerra-Junior, Bruno Braga Benatti, Ivone Lima Santana
General Dentistry 2011, 59 (3): 190-4
The rotational path of insertion concept for removable partial dentures (RPDs) can be used in esthetically demanding situations. This clinical report describes the treatment of a patient with an anterior maxillary edentulous area using a rotational path RPD. To optimally improve gingival esthetics and to allow proximal retention on the surveyors, a crown-lengthening surgical procedure was performed prior to prosthetic treatment on all teeth involved in this rehabilitation. When correctly planned and fabricated, this prosthesis allows excellent functional and esthetic results, minimizes tooth preparation, and reduces the tendency toward plaque accumulation.

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