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Prosthetic reconstruction using gingiva-colored ceramic agent in fixed partial restoration in a 24-year old patient

Authors Sadaqah N, Jawad

Received 23 July 2012

Accepted for publication 18 September 2012

Published 30 November 2012 Volume 2012:4 Pages 37—41


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Nasrin R Sadaqah,1 Jawad Ali Abu Tair2

Department of Prosthodontics, 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Arab American University, Jenin, Palestinian Territory

Abstract: Achieving an optimal esthetic result when replacing missing anterior teeth with a fixed partial denture can be a challenge. This is especially true when interdisciplinary treatment is needed and the patient refuses this for personal or financial reasons. Here we report a clinical case where a fixed partial denture was used to change the incisor relationship and to restore the normal tooth and gingival tissue shape, morphology, and relationship by including artificial gingiva within the fixed partial denture when the patient refused lengthy and costly multispecialty treatment options.

Keywords: gingival porcelain, fixed partial denture, diagnostic waxup, provisional restoration

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