Removable Partial Denture Therapy

Removable Partial Denture (RPD) Therapy is a type of dental treatment used to replace missing teeth. It is a removable prosthetic appliance that replaces one or more teeth in a dental arch. RPDs are typically made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal and attach to the remaining natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.

What is the cost of Removable Partial Denture Therapy?

Retainer costs in Pakistan can range from around 12,000– 20,000 PKR. The price can vary depending on the dentist consulted.

What diagnosis leads to Removable Partial Denture Therapy?

Here are some common diagnoses that may lead to RPD:

  • Missing one or more teeth

  • Loss of teeth due to injury, decay, or gum disease

  • Not a candidate for dental implants or fixed dental bridges

  • Sufficient remaining natural teeth to support the RPD

  • Desire to improve appearance, speech, and ability to eat and chew properly

What is the Procedure for Removable Partial Denture Therapy?

Here are the details about the procedure for RPD:

  • The dentist will examine the patient's mouth to determine if RPD is the best treatment option. This may involve taking X-rays or scans of the teeth and jawbone.

  • If RPD is deemed appropriate, the dentist will take impressions of the mouth using a dental putty or a digital scanner. These impressions are used to create a custom appliance that fits the patient's mouth.

  • The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the appliance is designed and created. The RPD can be made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.

  • When the RPD is ready, the patient returns to the dentist for fitting and adjustment. The appliance is placed over the gums and remaining teeth, and the fit is checked. The dentist may make adjustments to the appliance to ensure a proper fit and comfortable use.

  • The patient will need to return to the dentist for follow-up appointments to ensure the RPD is functioning properly and to make adjustments if needed. The dentist will also monitor the patient's oral health to ensure that the remaining natural teeth and gums are healthy.

What are the Risks & Complications Associated with Removable Partial Denture Therapy?

Here are some of the risks and complications associated with RPD:

  • Discomfort or soreness in the mouth or gums

  • Difficulty speaking or eating with the RPD

  • Improper fit or stability of the RPD

  • Pressure points on the remaining natural teeth or gums, which can lead to decay or gum disease

  • Irritation or infection of the gums or soft tissues in the mouth

What to Expect After Removable Partial Denture Therapy?

You may expect the following things;

  • Some initial discomfort or soreness in the mouth or gums, which should subside within a few days

  • The adjustment period to get used to wearing the RPD, including speaking and eating with it

  • Instructions from the dentist on how to care for the RPD, including how to clean it and maintain good oral hygiene

  • Improved ability to eat and chew properly, which can lead to better overall health and nutrition

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