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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-51

Enamel island technique and nonrigid connectors: A viable rehabilitation protocol

1 Command Military Dental Centre, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Command Military Dental Centre, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Poonam Prakash
Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Command Military Dental Centre, Udhampur - 182 101, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_92_22

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Rationale: Fixed denture prosthodontics is a commonly practiced treatment option for rehabilitation of partially edentulous clinical conditions. Certain local and systemic factors contraindicate utilization of implant therapy. Long edentulous span, pier abutment, distal abutments, and intersegment prosthesis extending from one sextant to another are a few challenging situations due to altered biomechanics and require modification in treatment planning to achieve optimum outcome. Patient Concerns: A 37-year-old male patient reported with difficulty in mastication due to partially edentulous mandibular arch. Diagnosis: Based on clinical features, a diagnosis of Class II partially edentulous mandibular arch was made. Intervention: Rehabilitation of partially edentulous mandibular arch was done using customized semiprecision attachment. Outcomes: Recall appointments were scheduled at 48 h, 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months and the patient was found to be satisfied with the prosthesis. Lessons: Semiprecision attachment is a viable modality that is used in rehabilitation of pier abutment situations. It protects the abutment from unwanted leverage forces and ensures longevity of the restoration.

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