Adjusting a Removable Partial Denture Metal Framework

Adjusting a Removable Partial Denture Metal Framework

There should be no clicking sound when a Removable Partial Denture metal framework is being seated inside the patient’s mouth. Clicking sound is a sign of excessive force applied on the abutments. The clasps should engage the abutments passively. There should be no pressure or force to the abutments especially when there’s no dislodging forces applied to the Removable Partial Denture. Below is a simple procedure to adjust a casted upper Removable Partial Denture framework.

Correction fluid is used to check pressure points or areas on the framework.



Correction fluid is applied on the tissue side of the retentive clasps and its reciprocal arm.

The Removable Partial Denture metal framework is seated.

The tissue side of the RPD one piece casting framework is checked and adjusted using a bur. The bur size should correspond to the size of the pressure point to prevent over reduction.

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