Lead Author Affiliation

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Lead Author Status

Doctoral Student

Presentation Category

Faculty, Student and Staff Presentations

Introduction/Context

Long span bridges have a tendency to experience harmful stress due to the increased surface area and of the restoration. These stresses can cause several problems including failure of the restoration or cause significant discomfort to the patient.

Methods

Worked with an 82 year old female patient with traditional 5 unit bridge from #27-31, with #28 and #30 missing. The bridge was causing the patient significant pain. Removed original bridge. Placed patient in temporaries. Created study models to analyze occlusion and restored patient with PMF key-way bridge.

Results

Patient reported stable occlusion and relief of pain after placement and adjustment of key-way bridge.

Significance/Conclusions

The dental practitioner should be knowledgable about the application and implementation of non-rigid connectors. It is important for the prudent dental practitioner to know how to analyze a patient's occlusion to determine when such a connector will benefit the patient by redistributing occlusal forces.

Location

2nd floor clinic and reception waiting areas

Format

Poster

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May 23rd, 2:00 PM May 23rd, 4:15 PM

Case Report: Use of Non-Ridgid Connector

2nd floor clinic and reception waiting areas

Long span bridges have a tendency to experience harmful stress due to the increased surface area and of the restoration. These stresses can cause several problems including failure of the restoration or cause significant discomfort to the patient.