Maryland Bridge: An Interim Prosthesis for Tooth Replacement in Adolescents

Prathyusha, P.; Jyoti, Sapna; Kaul, Rupali Borkar; Sethi, Ntasha
May 2011
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry;May-Aug2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p135
Academic Journal
A space in the anterior region of the dental arch of a youngster, either due to trauma or a congenitally missing tooth, can not only lead to psychological trauma but also create a functional dilemma for the dentist, as the usual treatment options of implant, removable partial denture and fixed partial denture available for adults, are often inapplicable or inconvenient for an adolescent. In such a situation, a resin-bonded fixed partial denture (RBFPD), such as Maryland Bridge fulfills all the requirements of an ideal interim solution till growth completion is achieved and a more permanent tooth replacement option can be explored.


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