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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Riding Pontic: A Tool to Keep Patients Smiling

Narendra S Sharma

Keywords : Corrective orthodontics, Adult orthodontics, Esthetic

Citation Information : Sharma NS. Riding Pontic: A Tool to Keep Patients Smiling. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013; 6 (2):127-131.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1204

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


All patients expect a beautiful smile at the completion of orthodontic treatment, but some patients show concern regarding their appearance while undergoing treatment. The appearance of a gap from a missing tooth can be a concern, especially if it is in the display zone of a patient's smile. If the treatment plan includes prosthetic replacement of the missing tooth rather then space closure, then space maintenance is also an issue. In an appearance conscious patient use of riding pontic as space maintainers is a good option during treatment. How to cite this article: Sharma NS. Riding Pontic: A Tool to Keep Patients Smiling. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(2): 127-131.

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