This module aims to:
- introduce students to the theoretical principles of fabricating a removable partial denture, as well as to how to apply these principles practically by fabricating an upper and lower removable partial denture in the laboratory
- the development of students' ability to correctly diagnose any case of partial edentia and have an idea about the required treatment plan.
This module introduces the student to the stages of fabricating partial dentures and the different fabrication methods. The student, basically, decides the correct diagnosis of the condition and follows the correct procedures of fabricating the denture: examination of oral and perioral area of the patient, taking a preliminary and a final impression, taking a centric relation, recording jaw relation, arranging the lost teeth, whether in upper or lower jaw, heating, finishing and inserting the denture.
Introduction to removable prosthodontics
Definitions and terminology of removable prosthodontics
Classification of partial edentulous arches
Rests and rest seats
Denture base considerations
Principles of removable partial denture design
Surveying the casts
Diagnosis and treatment planning
Preparation of mouth for removable partial denture
Impression materials and procedures for removable partial dentures
Work authorizations for removable partial dentures
Initial placement, adjustment and servicing of the removable partial denture
Lectures and practical sessions
Homework, theoretical and practical tests.