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Metal versus Acrylic Partial Removable Dentures for Patients with Periodontal Disease: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: February 8, 2016
Project Number: RC0743-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of metal partial removable dentures for patients with periodontal disease?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of plastic (acrylic) partial removable dentures for patients with periodontal disease?
  3. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of metal versus plastic (acrylic) partial removable dentures for patients with periodontal disease?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines on metal or plastic (acrylic) partial removable dentures for patients with periodontal disease?

Key Message

One study on the effectiveness of metal partial dentures was included. The study results suggested that removable partial dentures anchored with double crowns did not differ in terms of teeth loss when compared with fixed partial dentures or removable partial dentures anchored with clips.