Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : ZH01 - ZH02

A Novel Technique of Fabricating a Modified Removable Provisional Prosthesis over an Autologous Bone Grafted Maxillary Anterior Edentulous Segment Prior to Implant Placement ZH01-ZH02

Leoney Andonissamy, N. Sri Vidhya

Dr. Leoney Andonissamy,
No.17 Pt, Second Main Road, Cauvery Nagar, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry-605010, India.

Implant dentistry has provided a lot of surgical as well as prosthetic techniques for improving the success of the implants. The surgical technique commonly followed now prior to implant placement is bone grafting procedure. One of the commonest techniques is the use of autologous block graft harvested from mandibular chin region. However, interference in healing as well as excessive bone resorption due to the use of removable provisional prosthesis over the bone grafted region has been commonly observed/reported. Hence now-a-days, fixed provisional prosthesis is preferred over removable provisional prosthesis for the added advantages of superior aesthetics and patient acceptance. This article highlights a new technique of fabricating removable provisional prosthesis, which is superior in aesthetics and strength, consumes less chair time and exerts zero pressure onto the grafted site.