NAVIGATING MIDLINE DIASTEMA WITH LOOP CONNECTOR FIXED PARTIAL DENTURE: A CASE REPORT
*Dr. Shruti Ch, Dr. Sanjayagouda B. Patil, Dr. Arjun Chellath, Dr. Kiran Kumar H. S., Dr. Sonu Manoj Agrawal and Dr. Sambayya Nanjannavar
Clinical situations with single missing tooth in the anterior aesthetic zone pose a significant challenge for the clinician. The options are further reduced in cases of increased mesiodistal spacing or a midline diastema. Rehabilitation using a conventional fixed partial denture (FPD) in these situations may result in too wide anterior teeth and poor aesthetics. Implant supported prosthesis can be ideally used in these cases, but in situations where rehabilitation with implants is not an option, modification of existing conventional FPD design can be done by incorporating a loop connector on the palatal aspect which maintains the diastema, thereby optimally fulfilling the aesthetic criteria. This article describes a clinical situation where a modified FPD design incorporating a loop connector was used to achieve aesthetic rehabilitation in maxillary anterior region while successfully maintaining the midline diastema.
Keywords: Diastema, Aesthetics, Anterior edentulous area, Loop connector.
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