Patel Hardi K1*, Patel Ina B2, Chhabria Hinal M1 and Patel Dipal A1
1Post Graduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.M.C. Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad Gujarat,
2Post Graduate Guide, Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.M.C. Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Patel Hardi K, Post Graduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.M.C. Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India.
Received: March 19, 2018; Published: April 26, 2018
Citation: Patel Hardi K., et al. “Modified Resin Bonded Fixed Partial Denture – A Simplified Approach for Treating Long Span Edentulous Arch”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).
The use of resin-bonded fixed partial dentures (RBFPDs) is one of the treatment options for replacing missing teeth when abutments are intact, caries free and have significant clinical crown height. Complex inter abutment stresses may lead to clinical decementation especially in long span edentulous arch where more than one teeth are missing in case of RBFPDs with rigid connectors. This disadvantage of RBFPDs with rigid connectors has lead to the development of the RBFPDs with nonrigid connector. The fundamental design principles for long-span RBFPDs with nonrigid connector emphasis on maximizing the resistance form of both the prepared abutments and the retainer as well as incorporation of a non-rigid connector allows free movement between the abutment teeth to minimize inter abutment stresses. This article presents a clinical case that replaces two missing lower posterior teeth using RBFPD with non-rigid connector.
Keywords: Nonrigid Connector; Mandibular Flexure; Resin Bonded Fixed Partial Denture (RBFPD); Fixed Partial Dentures (FPD)
Copyright: © 2018 Patel Hardi K., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.