RPD Review Questions

Answer to Question #115


The best answer is

Incorrect. Although the answer is true, it is not the BEST answer. All of the abutment teeth should be included in the impression so that the best path of insertion/dislodgement for ALL abutments can be determined.

Incorrect. Although the answer is true, it is not the BEST answer. A full arch impression is required to capture all of the abutments and the retromolar pads.

Incorrect. Although the answer is true, it is not the BEST answer. The retromolar pads may be important in helping to establish the plane of occlusion. Although it is true that there would be many circumstances when the plane of occlusion would be entirely determined by the remaining natural teeth, there are also circumstances when the location of the retromolar pads would provide valuable information.

Correct. 1, 2, and 3 are all true.