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CASE REPORT

Interim Esthetic Rehabilitation of Two Anterior Teeth Using Natural Tooth Pontic: A Case Report

R Juneja, V Kumar, S Bansal

Citation Information : Juneja R, Kumar V, Bansal S. Interim Esthetic Rehabilitation of Two Anterior Teeth Using Natural Tooth Pontic: A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2016; 10 (2):65-68.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-2-65

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Tooth loss, especially in anterior region, precipitates psychological distress to the affected individual. Providing an immediate definitive restoration is sometimes not possible and, in some specific clinical situations, a delay of few months may even be desirable before providing a final restoration. Natural tooth pontic is a simple and time-saving alternative for interim rehabilitation in anterior tooth region which restores the esthetics to near normal in a single appointment. This article discusses two cases where it was not possible to place an implant or any other definitive prosthetic restoration in immediate future. Excellent esthetic results were obtained with natural tooth pontic used as an interim restoration in these cases.


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