Posted on: November 20, 2019
Complex multiple fixed and combined fixed and removable prosthodontics
Precision attachments can be used in conjunction with other conventional means of retention for removable prostheses. Porcelain fused to metal crowns incorporating rest seats, guiding planes and undercuts to achieve support, stability and conventional retention of a denture could be placed on, however, retention is easily achieved anteriorly without the presence of unsightly metal clasps.
A precision attachment denture is a kind of RPD that contains precision attachment(s) to lock the denture onto the natural teeth. Precision attachment dentures are made up of two components. The ‘male’ part is fixed to the natural teeth and the corresponding ‘female’ section is incorporated into the denture. The female and male pieces lock together to yield a very stable prosthesis that gives the patient maximum comfort and ease of use. These locking effects hold the denture securely in place and give the patient confidence to socialize and smile.