Fixed Partial Denture: Soft Tissue Management

Fixed Partial Denture: Soft Tissue Management

Tissue displacement procedure in Fixed Partial Prosthodontics

Soft tissue management is important in making accurate impression. Part of soft tissue management is tissue displacement procedure, which is done to expose crown margins. There are many techniques to retract soft tissue, one good example is Double Cord Technique.

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Fixed Partial Denture in Shortened Dental Arch

Fixed Partial Denture in Shortened Dental Arch

Fixed Partial Dentures in Shortened Dental Arch

The shortened dental arch is defined as the functional, aesthetic, and natural dentition of no more than twenty teeth with an intact anterior region but a reduced number of occluding pairs of posterior teeth. A SHORTENED DENTAL arch (SDA) as described by Kayser is an arch within a dentition in which most, if not all, of the molar teeth are missing.

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Zirconia Fixed Dental Bridge

Zirconia Fixed Dental Bridge

4 Units Zirconia Fixed Partial Denture

All ceramic fixed partial dentures on full coverage abutments offer the follwing benefits:
1. Corrosion problems are avoided.
2. They have good esthetic properties.
3. Natural looking restorative material color.
4. Zirconia FPDs have very low temperature conduction.

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Affordable Fixed Prostheses

Affordable Fixed Prostheses

Individual crowns for 11, 21 and 31 and a fixed partial prosthesis to replace 14, 15 and 16. Tooth numbers 13 and 17 were used as the abutment teeth.

For this case the missing teeth are upper first molar, upper second premolar and upper first premolar. A fixed partial denture was fabricated to replace the missing teeth. The cuspid and second molar were used as abutments. They were prepared, 2 mm reduction with shoulder margin on the labial and chamfer on the lingual. Porcelain fused to metal was chosen as the material for this bridge to attain enough structural strength. To balance the occlusion three pontics were used, eventhough esthetically, the space can be filled up by two pontics. Ceramics fused to metal was also used to lower the cost. Individual porcelain fused to metal crowns were also fabricated for the upper lateral incisor, and two upper central incisors. Butt joint was implemented around the margin to hide the reflection of the metal structure labially and of course, to enhance the overall esthetics. For more info about our affordable denture treatment, please view our Location page.

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Conventional Metal Ceramic Fixed Partial Denture

Conventional Metal Ceramic Fixed Partial Denture

Porcelain Fused to Metal Fixed Partial Denture - Unglazed

The most popular choice for fixed partial dentures remains to be the metal ceramic restorations. This is attributed to natural looking ceramic material supported with a high strength of metal alloy. Added to this property is its ease of fabrication and affordable pricing.

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