Restoration of an anterior edentulous space with a unique glass fiber-reinforced composite removable partial denture: A case report


AKIN H. , TURGUT M. , COŞKUN M. E.

JOURNAL OF ESTHETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, vol.19, no.4, pp.193-197, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1708-8240.2007.00098.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ESTHETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-197

Abstract

The loss of anterior teeth can be hurtful to the patient both psychologically and socially. In adolescent patients, temporary replacement of the teeth can minimize these concerns. Many approaches have been described for this temporary replacement. This article presents an alternative approach for the oral rehabilitation of the preadolescent male who has edentulous space including sutura palatina media in the anterior maxilla. High expectations regarding esthetics by the patient were successfully met by utilizing a glass fiber-reinforced composite temporary removable partial denture. The restorations remained intact, with no discoloration or deterioration at the 16-month recall.