Citation Information :
Chahal S, Dahiya D, Duhan A, Mittal S. Esthetic Management of Maxillary Anterior Teeth in a Patient with Midline Diastema Having Deep Bite Using Palatal Loop Connector: A Case Report. CODS J Dent 2022; 14 (1):20-23.
Aim: To rehabilitate the missing anterior teeth with already existing diastema through a fixed partial denture (FPD) with loop connectors.
Background: When a conventional FPD is used to replace missing teeth with already existing diastema, the anterior teeth may become overly wide, resulting in poor esthetics. Implant-supported prosthesis or FPD with loop connectors can be used to address the diastema caused by missing central incisors.
Case description: This clinical report discusses the fabrication of a modified FPD with loop connectors to rehabilitate the missing maxillary anterior teeth with a wide span created by an existing diastema.
Conclusion: Diligent treatment planning and patient motivation regarding oral hygiene are crucial steps for the success of the restoration.
Clinical significance: The modified FPD with loop connectors improves the natural appearance of the restoration, maintains the diastema and the emergence profile, and preserves the remaining tooth structure of the abutment teeth.
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