Fixed partial denture(FPD)

  • Replacement of one or more missing teeth and are attached definitely to the remaining teeth

  • It means restoration of teeth by artificial substitutes that are not readily removed from the mouth

consequences of missing tooth

  • A missing lower tooth allows the opposite toothto start growing down into the new empty space (supra eruption)

  • Movement / tipping of adjacent teeth into the space

  • As teeth move they lose contact with their neighbours and new spaces are created

  • Incresed food and plaque accumulation cause decay

  • Bone where tooth was removed begins to shrink resulting in decreased tooth support and gum disease

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advantages

  • Aesthetics (tooth color)

  • more secure than rpd

  • maintain proper occlusal function (chewing efficincy)

  • protect and preserve the remaining structures of oral cavity/p>

  • superior strength

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