The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society

CLINICAL REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 162--164

Anterior loop connector fixed partial denture: A simple solution to a complex prosthodontic dilemma


Kamalakanth Shenoy1, Arbaz Sajjad2 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Derelekatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Arbaz Sajjad
8-2-684/III/9, Kanakadurga Temple Lane, Road No -12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034, Andhra Pradesh
India

Drifting of teeth into the edentulous area may reduce the available pontic space; whereas a diastema existing before an extraction may result in excessive mesio-distal width to the pontic space. Although rarely used, loop connectors are sometimes required to address this problem of excessive mesio-distal width pontic space. The loop may be cast from sprue wax that is circular in cross section or shaped from platinum-gold-palladium (Pt-Au-Pd) alloy wire. Loop connectors offer a simple solution to the above mentioned dilemma, involving an anterior edentulous space albeit with the maintenance of the diastema. This article describes the procedure for the fabrication of a loop connector fixed partial denture to restore an excessively wide anterior edentulous space in a patient with existing spacing between all the maxillary anterior teeth.


How to cite this article:
Shenoy K, Sajjad A. Anterior loop connector fixed partial denture: A simple solution to a complex prosthodontic dilemma.J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2008;8:162-164


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Shenoy K, Sajjad A. Anterior loop connector fixed partial denture: A simple solution to a complex prosthodontic dilemma. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2008 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];8:162-164
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