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3 months ago

MINIMAL BRIDGES

Courtesy: Dentistry Today

When considering the replacement of a tooth, we all know that bridges or implants are commonly done. However, it is often possible to save tooth structure by doing inlay-supported bridges where implants are not done. Figure 16 shows an inlay-supported bridge. An inlay-supported bridge can also be done with gold inlay. I have found these bridges to be successful and preserve considerable tooth structure. Full-coverage bridges often fail since decay occurs along the margin(s) of crowns. An inlay offers less opportunity for this, with minimal margin area along the gingival aspect.


Distilization of second bicuspid for a bridge.

Fig.1 : Distilization of second bicuspid for a bridge.

Inlay supported bridge with porcelain coverage.

Fig.2 : Inlay supported bridge with porcelain coverage.


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