Alternative method for connecting a removable gingival extension and fixed partial denture: A clinical report

CURA C. , SARACOGLU A., Cotert H. S.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, cilt.88, ss.1-3, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 88 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1067/mpr.2002.127641
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-3


In terms of esthetics and hygiene, defects in the alveolar ridge can complicate the design and fabrication of fixed partial dentures. When missing anterior teeth are restored, it may be difficult to achieve a satisfactory appearance without the correction of soft tissue and alveolar defects. When surgical intervention is not an option, a removable gingival extension and fixed prosthesis may be considered. This clinical report describes the use of a custom-made pin system (rather than intra- or extra-coronal attachments) to esthetically connect a removable gingival extension to a fixed partial denture.