A removable partial denture (RPD) is a denture for a partially edentulous patient who desires to have replacement of teeth for functional and /or aesthetic reasons and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any reasons, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge or financial limitations.
This type of prosthesis is referred to as a removable partial denture because patients can remove and reinsert it when required without professional help. Conversely, a “fixed” prosthesis can and should be removed only by a dental professional.
Types of RPD:
|Conventional Acrylic denture||Cast Partial Denture||Flexible Denture|