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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 179-184

Removable partial dentures designing: Forces as primary concern

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Dr. H. S. J. Institute of Dental Sciences, P.U, Chandigarh, India
2 Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Budh, Nalagarh (H.P.), India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.30692

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All structural analysis and designing of an removable partial dentures (RPD) require a knowledge of the forces that will be applied and the ability of the structure to withstand these forces. An RPD is an appliance that allows 'controlled' movement in function under load to avoid impingement of tissues and injury to abutments. The load transfer characteristics of various RPD designs are important for best prognosis and longevity. Thus judicious incorporation of various components in an RPD involves counteraction of vertical, horizontal, and rotational forces to which an appliance is subjected in the oral cavity. The purpose of this article is to design an appliance based on isolation of various forces to which it is subjected during function.

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