Ovate Pontic Design: An Aesthetic Solution To Anterior Missing Tooth- A Case Report 2996-2999
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Advances in the field of restorative materials allow a lost tooth to be replaced by an artificial tooth structure that is virtually indiscernible from the original. However, in fixed partial dentures, the standards for the pontic area and the adjacent soft tissue in the maxillary anterior region have increased in particular. The pontic design in this region is primarily influenced by aesthetic and phonetic considerations. Local defects of the alveolar ridge often complicate restorative measures. Treatment methods proposed to solve this problem involve modification of the pontic design and pretreatment of the recipient site for the pontic. A valuable solution to provide a natural, aesthetic and immediate restoration is the use an ovate pontic design. The ovate pontic is a design which creates the illusion of the tooth growing out of the gum and thereby, provides with the best aesthetic outcome. The ovate pontic helps to create or maintain the interdental papilla. It is also an effective design for cleansibility and also eliminates ‘black triangle’ spaces.