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A Case Report on Fiber-reinforced Composite with Natural Pontic

Vasundhara Chandra, Prashant Babaji, Shashibhushan Kukkalli Kamalaksharappa, Pradeep M Chandrappa, Shobha Rajappa, Zeenath Ambareen

Keywords : Fiber-reinforced composite, Natural tooth pontic, Trauma

Citation Information : Chandra V, Babaji P, Kamalaksharappa SK, Chandrappa PM, Rajappa S, Ambareen Z. A Case Report on Fiber-reinforced Composite with Natural Pontic. CODS J Dent 2022; 14 (1):16-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10063-0129

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim: Prosthetic rehabilitation of missing maxillary right central incisor in a 13-year-old boy. Background: Loss of teeth at a young age, especially in the esthetic zone, can affect a child psychologically. The rehabilitation includes advanced options, such as implants to conventional fixed partial dentures. Since the development of a child is not complete, new methods like fiber-reinforced bridges can be taken into consideration that does not affect growth. Case description: In the following case, a 13-year-old boy with missing 11 reported to the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry with a history of trauma that occurred 2 years ago. A treatment plan for a fiber-reinforced bridge with a natural pontic from another donor was selected. The natural tooth was sterilized and reduced to the desired shape and size. It was then fixed to the fiber-reinforced bridge with the help of a flowable composite. Conclusion: Natural tooth pontic can be used as a single-visit replacement option for missing anterior teeth in a young child. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, patient cooperation will also be good. Clinical significance: The use of natural pontic is a minimally invasive, biocompatible, and cost-effective method for single-tooth replacement in a growing child.

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