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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.10, No. 08)

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Page : 841-849

Keywords : Aesthetics Fixed Partial Denture Maryland Bridge Cantilever Bridge Resin Bonded Prosthesis;

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Patients are very much concerned nowadays about the replacement of their missing teeth. Missing anterior teeth are a serious concern for patients, be it an aesthetic concern or functional loss. Aesthetics is the harmony between the teeth and the entire stomatognathic system. Aesthetic is the art that the dentist must procure, with a subtle touch of artistry, appreciation, and scientific knowledge, touch to recreate the beauty of a smile that suits the face and the personality of an individual. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder hence beauty is perspective. Science and dental treatment have progressed over the years, bringing us various options from removable partial dentures to fixed partial dentures and implants. Treatment options are delineated based on the patients concern as well as anatomic, functional, and scientific norms. Every treatment being fixed or removable has its own merits and demerits. An appropriate treatment plan should look into not only the aesthetic needs of the patient but also try to restore and maintain the harmony of the entire orofacial complex. Anterior teeth replacement can be done using a short-span cantilever bridge, as it is conservative and has a significant survival rate. Conventional cantilever fixed partial dentures have a survival rate of 82% over 10 years [1]. Maryland bridge is amongst other options which necessitate minimal tooth reduction with optimum bonding using adhesive cement.

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