This textbook provides an overview of the RPD design philosophy developed by Prof F. J. Kratochvil. His “RPI system”—a clasp assembly consisting of a rest, a proximal plate, and an I-bar retainer—changed how clinicians approach partial denture design. Topics in this book include RPD components and functions, design sequences for maxillary and mandibular RPDs, and techniques for surveying and determining the most advantageous treatment position. The authors provide illustrations of clinical cases throughout the book as well as an illustrated glossary of prosthodontic terminology. This book will prepare students and general practitioners to design and fabricate a biomechanically sound RPD framework for just about any dental configuration they encounter.
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