PURPOSE: To review the clinical literature on fixed partial denture (FPD) and removable partial denture (RPD)treatment for periodontally compromised patients with partial dentate. In addition, prosthodontic management in periodontitis-susceptible subjects was evaluated from the results of Part 1 and Part 2. STUDY SELECTION: Clinical studies that documented survival rates of FPD in periodontally compromised patients were selected and reviewed. RESULTS: There was no RPD study that fulfilled the criteria of this review paper. On the other hand, 8 reports that were reviewed in this study showed good survival rate of FPD in long-term clinical results. CONCLUSION: Since the number of reports on RPD is very few, it was difficult to evaluate the RPD treatment for periodontally compromised patients. From the results of some long-term follow-up retrospective studies, however, it was suggested that FPD of high-risk design showed excellent results. Regarding management in periodontits- susceptible subjects, it should be discussed whether positive prosthodontic treatment is necessary. Strict plaque control by both doctors and patients before/after treatment is indispensable for prosthodontic management in periodontally compromised patients.
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