Maxillary Fixed-Fixed FPD With Precision Attachment: A Clinical Report

Fouziya Begum, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, M A Uthappa, Basavaraj S Salagundi, P L Rupesh, Bharat Kataraki, Sharon Abraham
2020 Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research  
In the existing practice of xed prosthodontics, certain situations like pier abutments, tilted abutments create problems with rigid connectors. If rigid connectors are used in this situation, the pier abutment will act as a fulcrum because of physiologic tooth movement, arch position of the abutment, and the retentive capacity of the retainers. A nonrigid connector may be preferred in construction of xed partial denture (FPD) with pier abutment. In this prosthesis, the movement of the
more » ... ment of the nonrigid connector is enough to prevent the pier abutment from serving as a fulcrum. This clinical report describes rehabilitation of a patient with FPD with pier abutment using semi-precision attachment. The technique used is simple, economical, and feasible in a simple laboratory set up.
doi:10.38138/jmdr/v5i1.9 fatcat:4eqoes3dtrhunn2tubf64wxi4u