The examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical procedures related to patients requiring treatment with removable partial dentures will be discussed in this series of articles.
Dental plaque control and periodontal health are tow of the most important factors in the long-term success of a removable partial denture. The ultimate objective of successfully treating a patient with a removable partial denture is to prevent further destruction of the
Tooth Loss remaining oral structures and tissues.
The reasons for tooth loss among large segments of the population are many and varied but can be classified conveniently into two broad categories: 1) The public’s attitude toward oral health and 2) The availability of treatment and reasonableness of dental costs for the preservation of the patient’s natural teeth. Even in the younger adult age groups who have benefited from fluoridation increased dental health advertising and wide availability of dental care facilities, still less than 50% seek preventive treatment. It is not surprising for the dentist to find that many people prefer to have a painful back tooth extracted rather than restored.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A