- This is the most accepted classification given by EDWARD KENNEDY.
- The Kennedy’s classification is based on the relationship of the saddles to the natural teeth.
- It has four main group with modifications of each of the first three of these:
Bilateral edentulous area located posterior to the remaining natural teeth.
Unilateral edentulous area located posterior to the remaining natural teeth.
Unilateral edentulous area with natural teeth both anterior and posterior to it.
Single bilateral edentulous area located anterior to the remaining natural teeth.
- Classification is simple and universally accepted.
- It allows to clearly communicate, to write, or to diagnose the condition of the oral cavity in which teeth are to be replaced.
- It permits visualization of the type of partially edentulous arches being considered.
- Type of design can be decided.
- Easy to apply.
- Forms basis for Applegate, Kennedy and Swenson classification.
- Type of support can be determined.
- Does not give proper information of teeth present and their positions.
- Does not mention about abutment teeth.
- Not applicable to single standing tooth.
- It tells about spaces but not all teeth to be replaced.