Cantilever Dental Bridge

Cantilever Dental Bridge, also known as Cantilever Fixed Bridge and Cantilever Fixed Partial Denture, is a dental prosthesis where the artificial tooth is supported on one side only by one or more abutment teeth. Cantilever FPD is indicated where the abutment tooth can carry the occlusal load of the artificial tooth and where the occlusion is protected against potentially damaging rotational forces. This type of fixed prosthesis is also used in Dental Implants.

This type of bridge is generally the most conservative design in terms of tooth preparation. There is no expected problem of paralleling abutment teeth during tooth reduction.

The safe size of artificial tooth is limited to one as leverage forces on the neighboring abutments can be damaging. If a contact point from the pontic to the adjacent tooth is not placed, the rotational forces could be destructive to this type of Fixed Partial Denture.

Tooth reduction is carried out on to the abutment tooth in the same manner to a conventional crown preparation.

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