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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Diastema Beautified - A case report


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Author Details: Dhruv Anand, Surendra Kumar GP, Devanshi Yadav Anand, Manoj Kumar Sundar

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 132

Article End Page : 134


Abstract

Esthetic concerns about the smile often are the patient’s main reason for seeking dental care. The prosthetic rehabilitation of a single missing anterior tooth has always been a challenging task for a clinician. Achievement of these esthetic goals presents many challenges, including occasional differing opinions between patients and clinicians as to what constitutes an esthetic smile. Replacement of the single missing anterior tooth can be accomplished by a conventional fixed dental prosthesis as well as a dental implant supported restoration. Very often, drifting of teeth into the edentulous area causes a hindrance in the restoring process. This may reduce the available pontic space and in certain situations, where a diastema exists before an extraction may result in an excessive mesiodistal dimension to the pontic space. Hence, to address this problem loop connectors fixed dental prosthesis provides a simple solution to deal with excessive mesio-distal pontic space with the maintenance of the diastema. This case report presents a treatment option to achieve ideal esthetics by providing a loop connector to address the case with excessive space in the anterior region.