Hosoki, Maki Japan Prosthodontic Society, Non-Metal Clasp Denture Expert Panel|Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Matsuka, Yoshizo Japan Prosthodontic Society, Clinical Guideline Committee|Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Removable partial denture
Non-metal clasp denture
This position paper reviews physical and mechanical properties of thermoplastic resin usedfor non-metal clasp dentures, and describes feature of each thermoplastic resin in clinicalapplication of non-metal clasp dentures and complications based on clinical experience ofexpert panels. Since products of thermoplastic resin have great variability in physical andmechanical properties, clinicians should utilize them with careful consideration of thespecific properties of each product. In general, thermoplastic resin has lower color-stabilityand higher risk for fracture than polymethyl methacrylate. Additionally, the surface ofthermoplastic resin becomes roughened more easily than polymethyl methacrylate. Studiesrelated to material properties of thermoplastic resin, treatment efficacy and follow-up areinsufficient to provide definitive conclusions at this time. Therefore, this position papershould be revised based on future studies and a clinical guideline should be provided.
Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Copyright ©2014 Japan Prosthodontic Society. Published by Elsevier Ireland.
Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.
Journal of Prosthodontic Research (2014) Vol.58 Issue.2 p.71-84
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