Management of Adverse Tissue Response To Faulty Pontic Design- A Case Report
Tooth loss in the aesthetic zone of the anterior region can be due to trauma, periodontal disease or endodontic failure, and is a catastrophic event for a patient. The provision of fixed prosthodontic restorations that meets the patient's functional and aesthetic demands can be challenging, especially in the anterior maxilla. The selection of an appropriate pontic design requires careful evaluation. Application of any pontic design arbitrarily can lead to adverse effects on underlying oral tissues. This case report describes the management of a case of maxillary anterior fixed partial denture with faulty pontic design, exerting pressure on the tissues and having inadequate surface finish, which led to inflammation and hyperplasia in the tissues underlying pontic leading to failure of prosthesis.
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