Cast partial denture with attachment: a preventive prosthodontics

Gigi tiruan kerangka logam dengan kaitan: sebuah prostodontik preventif

  • Eri Hendra Jubhari Departemen Prostodonsia Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi, Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia
  • Ratna Hadrizaini Booy Mahasiswa tahapan klinik Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi, Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia
Keywords: partial edentulism, cast partial denture, precision attachment


Cast partial dentures is one of several treatment options that can be applied to rehabilitate partial edentulism with distal extension. Cast metal as a denture base exerts stimulation to the underlying tissue, thus prevents alveolar atrophy. However, one of the disadvantages of partial dentures with metal framework is the obviously visible retentive components attached to it, which could interfere with esthetics. This problem could be solved by using precision attachment that helps improving the esthetics, retention, stability and durability of the denture. There are two types of attachments, namely the intracoronal and extracoronal attachments. In this article, extracoronal attachments were used because they provide better esthetics.