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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 25 (1994), No. 11     1. Nov. 1994
Quintessence Int 25 (1994), No. 11  (01.11.1994)

Page 757-762

Esthetic considerations in the construction of a removable partial denture
In the construction of a removable partial denture, the patient's interest frequently lies in the improvement of his or her esthetic appearance. This desire can be underestimated by the scientifically trained dentist, resulting in a disappointed patient. The perimeters of potential esthetic improvement might be influenced by the limitations of each individual case. However, appropriate care in the selection, arrangment, and position of teeth can overcome some of the limitations. This article describes the benefits of a well-planned, systematic approach to selection of the framework design, porcelain shade, and tooth mold as well as the base finish, and it illustrates, with specific examples, how to achieve the maximum esthetics in removable partial denture prosthodontic