Extract from article : Dentures with ceramic infrastructure

(…) bridges are intended to replace one or several missing teeth, using healthy or unhealthy adjacent teeth as supports: these supports are called pillar teeth. In the classical and most recent forms, the pillars are situated at either end of the prosthesis and the supporting teeth that form these pillars are entirely prepared (4). The missing teeth are then replaced by intermediary elements which represent the span of the bridge (Figure 1). In the case of significant coronal deterioration of the pillar teeth, the stump is reconstituted by a metallic element with radicular anchorage : the inlay core, (…)


Written on the 15th of September 2006

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