The importance of communication in the construction of partial dentures

S. Bhola, P. H. Hellyer, D. R. Radford

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Removable partial dentures (RPDs) are still a very important treatment modality in general dentistry to replace missing teeth. With the increase in popularity of implants, RPDs are sometimes seen as an 'old-fashioned' treatment option and if not carefully designed can be damaging to oral tissue and aesthetically less favourable. However, there is still a significantly large cohort of patients for whom RPDs are the best option for replacement of teeth either due to a failing dentition, inappropriate anatomy or financial considerations. This article explores the importance of effective three way communication with the patient, the laboratory and the dental nurse to support the provision of reliable and predictable prosthodontic outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-856
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


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