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Maryland Bridge: An Interim Prosthesis for Tooth Replacement in Adolescents

P Prathyusha, Sapna Jyoti, Rupali Borkar Kaul, Ntasha Sethi

Keywords : Maryland Bridge, Interim prosthesis, Traumatized anterior tooth, Resin-bonded fixed partial denture

Citation Information : Prathyusha P, Jyoti S, Kaul RB, Sethi N. Maryland Bridge: An Interim Prosthesis for Tooth Replacement in Adolescents. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):135-138.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1097

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

A space in the anterior region of the dental arch of a youngster, either due to trauma or a congenitally missing tooth, can not only lead to psychological trauma but also create a functional dilemma for the dentist, as the usual treatment options of implant, removable partial denture and fixed partial denture available for adults, are often inapplicable or inconvenient for an adolescent. In such a situation, a resin-bonded fixed partial denture (RBFPD), such as Maryland Bridge fulfills all the requirements of an ideal interim solution till growth completion is achieved and a more permanent tooth replacement option can be explored.


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