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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 5     9. Sep. 2019
Int J Prosthodont 32 (2019), No. 5  (09.09.2019)

Page 444-447, doi:10.11607/ijp.6139, PubMed:31486817


Rotational Path of Insertion in Fixed Prosthodontics when Abutment Axes Do Not Match: A Case History Report
Passia, Nicole / Schmidt, Malte / Kern, Matthias
Fixed dental prostheses are the standard treatment option for replacing missing teeth when adjacent teeth require crowns or are already restored with crowns. Divergent abutment teeth axes may require invasive teeth preparation to achieve a common path of insertion, which substantially weakens residual tooth structure and increases the risk of pulpal problems. In selected cases with divergent abutment teeth in the buccal-lingual direction, the use of a rotational path of insertion might overcome these problems. This concept is presented via a clinical case history report.