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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Pier abutment: Break the stress

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Case Report

Author Details : Aditi Mishra, Jayant Palaskar, VNV Madhav, Swapnil R. Chopade

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 126-128

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Use of a conventional rigid five-unit fixed dental prosthesis is a less than ideal plan of treatment in pier abutment cases due to physiologic tooth movement, arch position of the abutments, and a disparity in the retentive capacity of the retainers. A non-rigid connector is a broken-stress mechanical union of retainer and pontic, instead of the usual rigid connector. An innovative and cost effective way of fabricating a non-rigid connector is presented in this case report.

Keywords: Pier abutment, Stress-breaker, Non-rigid connector

How to cite : Mishra A, Palaskar J, Madhav V, Chopade S R, Pier abutment: Break the stress. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016;2(4):126-128

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