Restoring Anterior Aesthetics by a Rotational Path Cast Partial Denture: An Overlooked Technique.


Cast Partial Dentures (CPD) has long been known to restore missing teeth in patients with minimal invasion on hard and soft tissues. Although satisfactory otherwise, the main concern in CPD is the anterior display of metal. Also the technique sensitive lab procedures, together with the esthetic concern have built an iceberg around the frequent utilization of this treatment modality. With the advent of various techniques to get rid of the metallic display, it was predicted to have more CPD's done in the dental arena. But the conceptual technicalities of the procedure took away the limelight from this treatment modality and focused on the fixed prosthodontics. Although feasible in a large number of patients, fixed prosthesis still has areas of restriction. It is here, when we apply our knowledge and skill of esthetic CPD. Esthetic CPD eliminates the metal display by utilizing desirable undercuts. The engaging action of the framework into these undercuts paves way for a rotational motion to seat the remaining prosthesis. Hence dual path of insertion helps eliminating the anterior clasp. In this case report dual path of insertion is discussed for replacing anterior teeth in an old male patient who had mild esthetic concerns. Following the conservative approach of CPD (over FPD) esthetic and restorative treatment was planned with patient's consent.

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/16087.7869

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@article{Sharma2016RestoringAA, title={Restoring Anterior Aesthetics by a Rotational Path Cast Partial Denture: An Overlooked Technique.}, author={Deeksha Sharma and Bala Saraswati Bhat and Himanshu Arora}, journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR}, year={2016}, volume={10 5}, pages={ZD11-3} }