Periodontal considerations in removable partial denture treatment: a review of the literature.

@article{Petridis2001PeriodontalCI,
  title={Periodontal considerations in removable partial denture treatment: a review of the literature.},
  author={Haralampos Petridis and Timothy J Hempton},
  journal={The International journal of prosthodontics},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={164-72}
}
PURPOSE A critical review of the literature on the periodontal considerations in removable partial denture (RPD) treatment is presented. MATERIALS AND METHODS A MEDLINE search was conducted for studies pertaining to the effects of RPDs on the periodontal tissues during the various phases of prosthetic treatment. The review included both in vivo and in vitro studies. RESULTS The use of RPDs leads to detrimental qualitative and quantitative changes in plaque. There seems to be a lack of… CONTINUE READING

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