Use of Metal Frame Removable Partial Denture in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Report

Michael Josef Kridanto Kamadjaja, Nike Puji Rahmawati, Wiwik Herawati Waluyo

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and causes complaints in the oral cavity, especially periodontitis. This study identified the case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, who was missing his teeth and wanted to get dentures made, so he could eat comfortably and restore his aesthetics. Metal framing has been used for a long time because it is lightweight and easy to clean, and does not burden the teeth and periodontal tissues. This article discusses about the use of a partially detached metal framework in rheumatoid arthritis patients. The patient has been receiving therapy for the last three years and continues to do so. There are complaints in the oral cavity in the form of canker sores and shaking, which cause some teeth to fall out. The treatment used in this case was a Removable Denture Prosthesis (RDP) because the patient had many missing teeth and was still under medical care. In this case, a partial RDP with a metal frame is used because it stabilizes the position of the remaining teeth. The results showed that using a removable metal frame satisfies patients partially because it reduces tooth impact and improves aesthetics and chewing ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1878-1884
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023


  • Metal frame prosthesis
  • Partial denture
  • Prosthodontics
  • Removable partial denture
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


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