Step-by-Step Procedure So Patients Can Keep Their Partials.
Aesthetic Dentistry recently spoke with Arrowhead’s Removables Department about the best practice for fabricating a crown under a partial clasp. Anytime a patient needs a crown on a tooth abutting a partial denture, the dentist can follow this procedure. These steps eliminate the need to make an entirely new partial or send in the existing partial. This process can be used when placing any type of crown—PFM, E.max, full zirconia, or full gold.
By utilizing materials that mimic the shape of the clasp, there’s no need for patients to surrender their partials when getting a crown. Patients with RPDs appreciate keeping their partials during treatment because the function and aesthetics of the bite are maintained.
Here’s a step-by step guide to the recommended sequence: