By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Wednesday 2 July 2008 with 0 comments
- Advantage: esthetic
- Disadvantage: inability to maintain oral hygiene resulting in inflammation
- this type of pontic is contraindicated.
- Advantages: good patient comfort, tissue support and allows access for oral hygiene.
- Disadvantage: patient must have excellent oral hygiene
- Advantages: hygienic, no contact of the ridge (2-4mm clearance)
- Disadvantages: poor esthetics, inadequate tissue support for cheek and tongue, food trap, & tongue can play with space.
- Advantages: fair access to interproximal areas & minimal contact with ridge
- Disadvantages: poor esthetics, food trap can occur if it’s less than 2mm clearance from tissue.
- Advantage: excellent esthetics (use when esthetics are in high demand)
- Disadvantages: requires surgical preparation of the ridge or guided healing after extraction & increased difficulty with cleaning.
- Advantages: reinforces the connector region, decreases flexure, & decreases food retention.
- Disadvantages: poor esthetics, inadequate tissue support for cheek and tongue, food trap & and tongue can play with the space.
- Advantage: restricts the # of pontic embrasures
- Disadvantages: fair esthetics (depending on lip line), whistling and hissing sounds can occur during speech, & increased cost of metal for substructure.
Category: Prosthodontics Notes