Repair of fractured lingual plate with a cast splinting device and metal conditioners: A clinical report

Hiroshi Shimizu, DDS, PhD, and Yutaka Takahashi, DDS, PhD

Division of Removable Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan

This article describes a repair procedure which allowed a removable partial denture with a fractured lingual plate to be used as an interim prosthesis while a new one was fabricated. A groove was prepared continuously on the fractured lingual plate and denture base resin of the reassembled denture. A staple-shaped splint was cast and embedded in the groove with an adhesive resin. The resin around the splint was ground and a finish line was prepared. Autopolymerizing repair resin was applied to the space. In this situation, the patient used the repaired partial denture as an interim denture for 52 days until the new denture was completed. The present procedure using a cast splint and metal adhesive system may be a meaningful contribution to repair a removable partial denture with a fractured major connector without a dental solder with torch, electric or laser soldering technique. However, this procedure should be restricted to situations requiring interim treatment during completion of a new denture. (Int Chin J Dent 2006; 6: 79-81.)

Key Words: adhesive system, fracture, interim denture, major connector, repair.