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

Kenji Fueki, Chikahiro Ohkubo, Masaru Yatabe, Ichiro Arakawa, Masahiro Arita, Satoshi Ino, Toshikazu Kanamori, Yasuhiko Kawai, Misao Kawara, Osamu Komiyama, Tetsuya Suzuki, Kazuhiro Nagata, Maki Hosoki, Shin ichi Masumi, Mutsuo Yamauchi, Hideki Aita, Takahiro Ono, Hisatomo Kondo, Katsushi Tamaki, Yoshizo MatsukaHiroaki Tsukasaki, Masanori Fujisawa, Kazuyoshi Baba, Kiyoshi Koyano, Hirofumi Yatani

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-84
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Prosthodontic Research
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)

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