MANAGEMENT OF A MISSING ANTERIOR TOOTH WITH A SPRING CANTILEVER PROSTHESIS – A CASE REPORT
*Dr. Anuradha Venkataramani, Dr. N. Kalavathy, Dr. M. Mitha Shetty, Dr. P. Roshan Kumar, Dr. Archana K. Sanketh and Dr. Roopa M.
Advancements in implants have changed the treatment planning of any edentulous area. However, the increased cost and invasiveness of the implant procedure makes fixed partial dentures the preferred treatment of choice for many patients. Managing an increased mesio distal pontic space is definitely a challenge for a Prosthodontist. Although rarely used, a spring cantilever prosthesis can be a treatment option to manage this situation. This article describes the case report of a patient with an increased mesio-distal width in pontic space due to an existing midline diastema. Fabrication of a metal ceramic spring cantilever prosthesis for this patient is discussed.
Keywords: Diastema, esthetic, fixed partial denture, spring cantilever.
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