Replacement of a fixed partial denture secondary to abutment fracture

Block, Michael S.; Castellon, Paulino; Zavala, Julio
June 2007
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jun2007, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p785
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on the treatment of a 55-year-old woman who fractured her anterior abutment tooth. Such fracture has disabled the patient to use a fixed prosthesis spanning to the second molar tooth. Thus, she requested to minimize the absence of fixed prosthesis. The fractured tooth was found to have a local infection, and the maxillary bone had low-density and limited height. Her expectation has been met through bone grafting and dental implantation.


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