Spoon Design Removable Partial Denture is a simple acrylic denture to replace one or two anterior teeth usually the lateral incisor. It derives its support and retention from the ridge and palate.
Indications for Spoon Design Upper Denture
Is is indicated for patients who suffered the loss of one anterior tooth. There should be a wide well formed palate with sufficient anterior clearance between the lower incisors and the ridge – also known as denture space.
Spoon Denture Contraindications
More than two missing anterior teeth.
Advantages of Spoon Design Removable Partial Denture
Spoon Design Dentures are affordable, simple, easy to construct and modify. It is a temporary solution to replace a missing single tooth at the front of the mouth.
Disadvantages of Spoon Design Removable Partial Denture
Spoon Dentures are structurally weak and non rigid. It is prone to breakage and wear especially from occlusal forces from the lower anterior teeth. To strengthen such dentures, they are sometimes made bulky.
Spoon dentures are small in size and may be swallowed or inhaled by the patient. It will be difficult to track such an object within the body since acrylic is radiolucent.
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 Carr AB et al: McCracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics 11 th ed. Elsevier Mosby 2005
Jesus Lecitona+, DMD, MScD-Prosthodontics