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Andrews Bridge Fixed Removable System: A Clinical Case Report


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1 Medical Officer (Dental), Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
3 Senior Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
     

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The aesthetic zone presents a dilemma for prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic restoration of significant alveolar bone loss in the aesthetic zone is often challenging. The Andrews Bridge fixed removable system can be used in such cases as it combines the benefits of a Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) with the aesthetics of a Removable Partial Denture (RPD) to restore lost teeth and gingiva while addressing the aesthetic challenge of significant alveolar bone loss. It reduces the denture bulk and provides good retention and patient comfort. There is no need for palatal or lingual flange covering, as in a regular RPD.

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Alveolar Bone Defect, Andrews Bridge, Fixed Dental Prosthesis. Fixed-Removable, Removable Partial Denture
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Authors

Vineet Sharma
Medical Officer (Dental), Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
Jyoti Paliwal
Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
Kamal Kumar Meena
Senior Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
Ramjee Lal Raigar
Senior Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India
Priyanka Yadav
Medical Officer (Dental), Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, India

Abstract


The aesthetic zone presents a dilemma for prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic restoration of significant alveolar bone loss in the aesthetic zone is often challenging. The Andrews Bridge fixed removable system can be used in such cases as it combines the benefits of a Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) with the aesthetics of a Removable Partial Denture (RPD) to restore lost teeth and gingiva while addressing the aesthetic challenge of significant alveolar bone loss. It reduces the denture bulk and provides good retention and patient comfort. There is no need for palatal or lingual flange covering, as in a regular RPD.

Keywords


Alveolar Bone Defect, Andrews Bridge, Fixed Dental Prosthesis. Fixed-Removable, Removable Partial Denture

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