International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2016, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
The lone standing abutment: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Krithi Venkataraman, Dr. Ravishankar Krishna
Pier abutment is characterized by a lone standing abutment with edentulous regions on either side of it. The goal of this case report is to discuss the use of key and keyway, a type of non-rigid connector to rehabilitate a patient with a pier abutment situation. Following radiographic evaluation of the abutment teeth, tooth preparation was done and the key and key way were fabricated in the prosthesis in such a way that the keyway was placed on the mesial side and the key on the distal side of the retainer or pontic. Rehabilitating a patient with a key and key way type of non-rigid connector is an ideal and recommended option when a patient presents with a pier abutment situation.
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Dr. Krithi Venkataraman, Dr. Ravishankar Krishna. The lone standing abutment: A case report. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2016; 2(1): 20-23.