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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Natural Tooth Pontic - A Support for Periodontally Compromised Dentition

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Author Details: Himanshu Aeran, Suresh DK, Jyotsna Seth, Mehak Kaul

Volume : 1

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 151

Article End Page : 153


Tooth loss in the anterior region is for most of the patients a deeply traumatic experience as they have to compromise with their aesthetics. Natural tooth pontic is the most simplest and cost effective treatment modality for the replacement of a periodontally involved tooth using a patient’s own natural coronal portion. It can be considered a hygienic, non-invasive and long-term provisional treatment, providing superior aesthetics and functions. Besides having these many advantages an added advantage to it is that, it is a chairside technique without any time consuming laboratory procedures. This case report details the case selection, procedure with follow-up of a case where the natural extracted tooth of the patient was used as a pontic to replace a missing anterior tooth. This was done using a ligature wire and a composite with added benefit of periodontal stabilization.

Key words: Natural tooth pontic, splinting, tooth mobility