The branch of prosthodontics concerned with the replacement of teeth and contiguous structures for edentulous or partially edentulous patients by artificial substitutes that are removable from the mouth stability of a restoration and resist dislodgment along an axis other than the path of placement.
Removable Prosthodontics exclusively involves the fabrication of complete dentures, immediate dentures, partial dentures and implant dentures.
a removable dental prosthesis that replaces the entire dentition (teeth) and associated structures of the maxillae (upper jaw) or mandible (lower jaw).
a complete denture or removable partial denture fabricated for placement immediately following the removal of natural teeth.
Removable Partial Denture:
any prosthesis that replaces some teeth in a partially dentate arch. It can be removed from the mouth and replaced at will.
Interim Partial or Complete Denture:
interim prosthesis: a fixed or removable prosthesis, designed to enhance esthetics, stabilization and/or function for a limited period of time, after which it is to be replaced by a definitive prosthesis. Often such prostheses are used to assist in determination of the therapeutic effectiveness of a specific treatment plan or the form and function of the planned for definitive prosthesis.
a denture is not an implantable device. The prosthesis (fixed partial denture, removable partial denture, complete denture) may be supported and retained in part or whole by dental implants.