Fixed-Fixed Dental Bridge, also known as Fixed Fixed Partial Denture, is a dental prosthesis where the artificial tooth or teeth is supported rigidly on either side by one or more abutment teeth. It is indicated where missing teeth are bound by abutment teeth which arecapable of supporting the functional load of the missing teeth.
Fixed fixed bridge is a strong and retentive restoration for replacing missing teeth. It can be used for single or multiple missing with the abutment teeth splinted together. In splinted abutments, the design should allow access for oral hygiene.
This type of FPD requires the preparation of abutments to be parallel to each other (parallel taper). Extra care must be observed to avoid over reduction of the abutments, which may cause structural weakening of the teeth and endangering pulpal tissues. Teeth move physiologically and independently in function. Their movement can lead to cementation failure.
Abutment teeth that are widely separated may result to overtapered preparations which are less retentive.
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- This page was created on October 31 2011.
- This page was updated on March 27 2012.