Esthetic Rehabilitation with Non Conventional Fixed Partial Dentures - A Case Report
Rupandeep Kaur Samra1* and Dheeraj Gupta2
1Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
2Private Practitioner, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author: Rupandeep Kaur Samra, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India.
Received: April 14, 2021; Published: May 17, 2021
Increased mesiodistal space after loss of an anterior tooth in patients with existing diastema often presents with a dilemma in restoration of teeth in the esthetic zone. In patients with existing anterior diastema, restoration of loss of an anterior tooth can be quite challenging. Closure of space with orthodontic correction is time consuming. Restoration of anterior tooth along with soft and hard tissue loss calls for various treatment modalities such as implants, removable partial denture and conventional fixed partial dentures. Often the latter treatment plan does not come across as an esthetic treatment option so non conventional fixed partial dentures such as loop connectors are the preferable treatment choice. In the case report presented here, two missing anterior teeth had to be restored in a patient with generalised diastema. So a five unit fixed partial denture prosthesis with loop connector was planned.
Keywords: Mesiodistal Space; Diastema; Loop Connector
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