International Journal of Oral-Medical Sciences
Online ISSN : 2185-4254
Print ISSN : 1347-9733
ISSN-L : 1347-9733
Case Reports
Surface Evaluation of the Combination of a Nylon and Traditional Partial Removable Dental Prosthesis: 3.5-year Follow-up Clinical Report
Masayasu ItoYasuhiro TanimotoAlvin G. WeeTakanari MiyamotoMorio IijimaYasuhiko Kawai
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2019 Volume 17 Issue 3-4 Pages 133-136


A nylon partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) is aesthetically superior to a traditional PRDP. However, the nylon surface becomes rough after long-term use.

There have been few clinical follow-up reports concerning the re-polished surface after long-term insertion of the nylon PRDP.

We observed the re-polished surface of the nylon denture base with a microscope and a contact profilometer.

This clinical report describes a PRDP constructed from a nylon denture base resin and a metal framework, which obtained a good prognosis during 3.5 years of use. The rough surface of the nylon was improved by re-polishing. However, the deformation of the nylon retentive arm and required relining impeded its long-term use.

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