August 2008

Conservative bridge

R.Sathyanarayanan

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This case shows a missing maxillary first molar, that needs a replacement. The tooth was lost many years ago and the space is closed to almost the width of a premolar. Since the edentulous space is small, instead of a conventional full crown retainer, three fourth retainer and inlay retainer on the abutments was planned.

 

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These are the post operative images that show the three fourth retainer on the premolar and an inlay retainer on the second molar and replacement of the missing first molar.