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Vol. 72, No. 3
ISSN: 1488-2159
April 2006


Longevity of a Maxillary 2-Unit Cantilever Fixed Partial Denture: Clinical Report


• Usama Nassar, DDS, MS •
• Shawn Russett, BSc, DDS •

A b s t r a c t

In this clinical report, we discuss the length of service and subsequent replacement of a maxillary anterior 2-unit cantilever fixed partial denture (FPD). The FPD provided 53 years of service to the patient and was finally replaced with a 2-unit porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) FPD. The original prosthesis replaced a missing maxillary lateral incisor using a partial coverage metal retainer, whereas the new FPD was designed with a complete coverage PFM retainer.


MeSH Key Words: biomechanics; dental abutments; dental restoration failure; denture, partial, fixed
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