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Two types of removable partial dentures are in use viz. temporary partial denture and definite partial denture. The former is designed only for the short term usage and the latter for the long term usage. Both of them are specially designed to accommodate different situations. As we know, in respect to applications they can be categorized in to two varieties. One is tooth supported removable partial denture and the other is tooth tissue supported partial denture. The latter is also termed as the distal extension removable partial denture. Here the two ends of the removable partial denture are supported by the existing natural teeth whereas the tooth tissue supported (distal extension) removable partial denture are supported by the tissues of the neighboring natural teeth. The diagrams shown below are useful to provide necessary basement with respect to the removable partial denture….