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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2020 ) > List of Articles

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Retrofitting of a Fixed Dental Prosthesis after Fracture of an Abutment during Final Cementation

Wan Yi Lim

Keywords : Fixed prosthodontics, Prosthodontic management, Retrofit dowel

Citation Information : Lim WY. Retrofitting of a Fixed Dental Prosthesis after Fracture of an Abutment during Final Cementation. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2020; 10 (2):83-86.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1259

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The success of the endodontically treated tooth is highly dependent on the quality of the coronal restoration. The placement of a post is recommended if the total amount of the residual tooth structure is not sufficient to support a core made of a plastic material. Even though uncommon, there might be possibility that patients came with a fractured core during the session of bridge cementation. Retrofitting the crown or bridge on a fractured core might be a better option, and various practitioners had performed this method successfully. This technique explains the production of vacuum-formed thermoplastic template adapted on a die stone master cast to make up the composite resin core of fractured tooth in the original shape.


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