Anterior Space Maintainer Incorporating a Pontic Derived from a Strip Crown ZD09-ZD10
Dr. Paul Chalakkal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College, Bambolim-403202, Goa, India.
Various designs of functional and aesthetic space maintainers have been used in the anterior region to replace missing upper primary anteriors. All of these had utilised pontics made of composite, acrylic or natural teeth. Strip crowns have been widely used in paedodontics for restoring damaged maxillary anterior primary teeth. This case report highlights a case in which a composite resin formed tooth, derived from a strip crown, was used as a pontic in a functional and aesthetic space maintainer with the aid of Ribbond, including the various steps in its fabrication.