Andrews Bridge Fixed Removable System: A Clinical Case Report

Authors

  • Vineet Sharma Medical Officer (Dental), Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, Rajasthan http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8309-1600
  • Jyoti Paliwal Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur –302016, Rajasthan
  • Kamal Kumar Meena Senior Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, Rajasthan
  • Ramjee Lal Lal Raigar Senior Demonstrator, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, Rajasthan
  • Priyanka Yadav Medical Officer (Dental), Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, R.U.H.S. College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur – 302016, Rajasthan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jpfa/2022/28728

Keywords:

Alveolar Bone Defect, Andrews Bridge, Fixed Dental Prosthesis. Fixed-Removable, Removable Partial Denture

Abstract

The aesthetic zone presents a dilemma for prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic restoration of significant alveolar bone loss in the aesthetic zone is often challenging. The Andrews Bridge fixed removable system can be used in such cases as it combines the benefits of a Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) with the aesthetics of a Removable Partial Denture (RPD) to restore lost teeth and gingiva while addressing the aesthetic challenge of significant alveolar bone loss. It reduces the denture bulk and provides good retention and patient comfort. There is no need for palatal or lingual flange covering, as in a regular RPD.

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Published

2022-07-26

How to Cite

Sharma, V., Paliwal, J., Meena, K. K., Raigar, R. L. L., & Yadav, P. (2022). Andrews Bridge Fixed Removable System: A Clinical Case Report. Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section), 36(1), 30–33. https://doi.org/10.18311/jpfa/2022/28728

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