UTILIZATION OF OVATE PONTIC- A VIABLE SOLUTION IN ESTHETIC ZONE – REPORT OF TWO CASES
Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science,
Restoration of aesthetic along with maintenance of healthy gingival tissue is of utmost importance when treating the maxillary anterior region. Resorption of residual alveolar ridge or irregularities in soft tissue often complicate favourable relationship with the pontic, compromising the final aesthetic outcome. Various techniques were used to overcome this problem. Esthetic emergence profile was achieved in final prosthesis of all the following cases without any adverse consequences on a long term follow up. Apart from esthetics, clinically healthy, functional, and hygienic conditions can be established at ovate pontic sites if appropriate plaque control is performed. In this article we discuss two cases where missing tooth was replaced by provisional FPD with ovate pontic followed by final prosthesis after 6-7 weeks to achieve a natural emergence profile. Follow up is continuing till the publication of this article and the prosthesis and tissue health are perfectly fine.
- ovate pontic
- receptor site
- provisional restoration
- emergence profile
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