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“Resin Bonded Loop Connector Fixed Partial Denture – A Subtle Solution to Maintain Midline Diastema”

1Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Jazan University, KSA

2Prosthodontics, Ideas dental college, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

3Prosthodontics, Subharti dental college, Meerut, India


International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 6, 168-170
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6-12
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Khurshid Mattoo, Manas Singh, Roma Goswami. “Resin Bonded Loop Connector Fixed Partial Denture – A Subtle Solution to Maintain Midline Diastema”. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6):168-170. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6-12.

Correspondence to: Khurshid  Mattoo, Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Jazan University, KSA. Email: drkamattoo@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Spacing between natural teeth is considered as a normal characteristic of class 1 malocclusion which is due to its high prevalence. However, spacing in the midline of the natural dentition has always been an area of interest for a prosthodontist. The challenge is so severe that most of the times its incorporation is part of treatment plan rather than any attempt to eliminate it, because midline diastema closure with a fixed prosthesis usually results in esthetic failures. With advances in dental cements especially resin cements; there has been an increase in delivery of resin bonded prosthesis, but has not been explored for possibility of maintaining midline diastema. This article presents a case of midline diastema successfully maintained by resin bonded prosthesis through the use of a loop connector between the pontic and the retainer.

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