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RESEARCH ARTICLE

ANTERIOR LOOP CONNECTOR FIXED PARTIAL DENTURE IN REPLACING MISSING CENTRAL INCISOR: A CASE REPORT

Vinutha Hiremath, B.L. Ashwini

Citation Information : Hiremath V, Ashwini B. ANTERIOR LOOP CONNECTOR FIXED PARTIAL DENTURE IN REPLACING MISSING CENTRAL INCISOR: A CASE REPORT. CODS J Dent 2013; 5 (2):1-2.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-5-2-1

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-09-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Replacement of single anterior tooth is a complex, challenging procedure that can be accomplished with implant-supported restorations as well as conventional porcelain-fused-to-metal and resin-bonded fixed partial dentures. Different esthetic treatment options must be explored iri treating such patients. Drifting of teeth into the edentulous area may reduce the available pontic space; whereas a diastema existing before an extraction may result in excessive mesiodistal dimension to the pontic space. Although rarely used, loop connectorsare sometimes required to address this problem of excessive mesio-distalpontic space. Loop connectors offer a simple solution for a situation involving an anterior edentulous space albeit with the maintenance of the diastema. This article presents a case with excessive space in the anterior region treated witha loop connector to achieve ideal esthetic results in the maxillary anterior segment.


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