Perio-Prosthodontics Considerations in Removable Partial Denture: The Role of the Prosthodontist

Muhammad Haider Amin Malik                                   BDS, FCPS

Nazia Yazdanie                                                             BDS, FCPS, MSc, PhD


OBJECTIVE: To review the periodontal considerations associated with removable partial denture therapy.
METHODOLOGY: Using a MEDLINE search, for "removable partial dentures periodontal", a total of 712 papers from
peer-reviewed journals came in results. The MEDLINE search was made more specific by applying filters to the key phrase
with other key words such as "periodontal evaluation"(140), "direct retainers"(77), "non-surgical periodontal"(8), "surgical
periodontal"(180), "plaque"(249), "periodontal indices"(112), "tooth mobility,"(180) "periodontal maintenance,"(60) "splinting,"(198)
and "split major connector"(2). Both in vivo and in vitro studies on the Perio-prosthodontic aspects of RPD treatment were
included in the study pool whereas case Series and case reports were excluded.
RESULT: A total of 1206 studies were collected from the search engine. After applying the exclusion criteria and filtering the
duplicates a total of 95 studies were included for the narrative review.
CONCLUSIONS: Out of all the factors, recall and oral and denture hygiene have the utmost importance.
KEYWORDS: Perio-prosthodontics, removable partial denture, periodontal indices.
HOW TO CITE: Malik MHA, Yazdanie N. Perio-prosthodontics considerations in removable partial denture: the role of the
prosthodontist. J Pak Dent Assoc 2021;30(3):219-227.
Received: 09 August 2020, Accepted: 12 March 2021

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