Clinical application of removable partial dentures using thermoplastic resin. Part II: Material properties and clinical features of non-metal clasp dentures

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Author(s)

    • Fueki Kenji
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Section of Removable Partial Prosthodontics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    • Komiyama Osamu
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Oral Function and Rehabilitation, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo
    • Suzuki Tetsuya
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Japan Prosthodontic Society, Removable Prosthodontics Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Section of Oral Prosthetic Engineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    • Nagata Kazuhiro
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Comprehensive Dental Care, The Nippon Dental University Niigata Hospital
    • Hosoki Maki
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Masumi Shin-ichi
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Division of Occlusion & Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Department of Oral Function, School of Dentistry, Kyushu Dental University
    • Yamauchi Mutsuo
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Prosthodontics, Division of Oral Functional Science and Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Asahi University
    • Aita Hideki
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Division of Occlusion and Removable Prosthodontics, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
    • Ono Takahiro
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Department of Prosthodontics, Gerodontology and Oral Rehabilitation, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry
    • Kondo Hisatomo
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Department of Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology, Iwate Medical University
    • Tamaki Katsushi
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Removable Prosthetics, Kanagawa Dental College
    • Ohkubo Chikahiro
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Japan Prosthodontic Society, Removable Prosthodontics Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine
    • Matsuka Yoshizo
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Tsukasaki Hiroaki
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Department of Prosthodontics, Showa University
    • Fujisawa Masanori
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Division of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Meikai University
    • Baba Kazuyoshi
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Department of Prosthodontics, Showa University
    • Koyano Kiyoshi
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee (2011–2012)|Section of Implant and Rehabilitative Dentistry, Division of Oral Rehabilitation Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University
    • Yatani Hirofumi
    • Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry
    • Yatabe Masaru
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Section of Removable Partial Prosthodontics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University|Tokyo Branch
    • Arakawa Ichiro
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Japan Prosthodontic Society, Removable Prosthodontics Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Partial and Complete Denture, School of Life Dentistry at Tokyo, The Nippon Dental University
    • Arita Masahiro
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Japan Prosthodontic Society, Removable Prosthodontics Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Division of Occlusion & Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Department of Oral Function, School of Dentistry, Kyushu Dental University
    • Ino Satoshi
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Kanagawa Dental University Yokohama Clinic
    • Kanamori Toshikazu
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Tohoku & Hokkaido Branch
    • Kawai Yasuhiko
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Japan Prosthodontic Society, Removable Prosthodontics Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo
    • Kawara Misao
    • Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel (2011–2012)|Department of Oral Function and Rehabilitation, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo

Abstract

This position paper reviews physical and mechanical properties of thermoplastic resin used for non-metal clasp dentures, and describes feature of each thermoplastic resin in clinical application of non-metal clasp dentures and complications based on clinical experience of expert panels. Since products of thermoplastic resin have great variability in physical and mechanical properties, clinicians should utilize them with careful consideration of the specific properties of each product. In general, thermoplastic resin has lower color-stability and higher risk for fracture than polymethyl methacrylate. Additionally, the surface of thermoplastic resin becomes roughened more easily than polymethyl methacrylate. Studies related to material properties of thermoplastic resin, treatment efficacy and follow-up are insufficient to provide definitive conclusions at this time. Therefore, this position paper should be revised based on future studies and a clinical guideline should be provided.

Journal

  • Journal of Prosthodontic Research

    Journal of Prosthodontic Research 58(2), 71-84, 2014

    Japan Prosthodontic Society

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