AN IMMEDIATE INTERIM PROSTHESIS WITH A NATURAL TOOTH PONTIC: A CASE SERIES

Dr. Ghazala Ahmed Shafi, Dr. Swati, Dr. Zaiba Anjum

Abstract


Sudden tooth loss in the esthetic zone impairs patients physically and emotionally. Irrespective of the final treatment, the first line of treatment would be to provisionally restore the patient’s esthetic appearance at the earliest, while functionally stabilizing the compromised arch. Using the patient’s own natural tooth as a pontic offers the benefits of being the right size, shape and color, economical and fulfills functional and psychological requirements of the patient.

This article describes the use of a resin bonded; wire retained natural tooth as a pontic to restore the edentulous space until the final restoration. It was seen that the natural tooth pontic served as a satisfactory interim restoration. The same natural tooth pontic can be used as a provisional prosthesis during two stage implant procedure

Keywords


interim restoration, natural tooth pontic, wire retained provisional restoration.

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