Protrusive Dental Podcast #43 - Fixed-movable bridges

Posted on 26 December 2020
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50 mins CPD/CE

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of fixed-movable bridges, taking into consideration:

  • Contraindications of fixed-moveable bridges: mobility of abutments, metal showing especially in the lower jaw, length of span
  • Cantilever bridges: design, Ante’s law, torqueing force, hyperocclusion, hypoocclusion
  • Mesial cantilever vs distal cantilever: evidence-base, mesial drift, overeruption
  • The 4 steps in planning bridgework:
  1. Design of the bridgework, anterior first, then the posterior
  2. Choose your abutment teeth
  3. What design, F-M, F-F, cantilever, multiple abutments, coping design
  4. Retainer type for the abutments, crown, inlay, onlay, Maryland wing
  • Live planning for a fixed-movable bridge: longevity, minimal prep, aesthetics
  • Stress breaker: male component, female component
  • Laboratory instruction

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