Volume 8 Issue 10 (October, 2020)

Case Reports

Compound loop connector as an indication to incorporate multiple diastema in a fixed partial denture
Tanvir Humaira, Tabeen Jasmeena

Replacing the teeth in the anterior region is challenging and at times even a simple situation will turn out to be a complex treatment. Specifically, if the involved teeth are the maxillary incisors as they dominate the facial aesthetics and phonetics. The size of the partial edentulous situation can be deceptive and masks the impact of diastema between teeth when natural teeth are lost. Drifting of teeth creates another hurdle in aesthetic restoration. We present a case of an adult male patient who presented with such a clinical situation in the maxillary anterior region. A unique design of loop connector was devised to fulfill the treatment objective. The design included a four unit fixed partial denture in which the respective retainers and pontics were separated by multiple loop connectors, thus resulting in the incorporation of diastema within the restoration. The patient was ecstatic and satisfied with the treatment outcome. Keywords: fixed partial denture, base metal alloy, partial edentulous, alveolar ridge, pontic

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