Removal of a metal-ceramic fixed partial denture with a loose retainer

Ronald G. Verrett, Michael A. Mansueto

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In clinical practice, it is necessary to remove a ceramic-veneered fixed partial denture when an abutment becomes loose. When possible, the fixed partial denture is removed in a single piece, allowing recementation when appropriate. A 1-piece removal is challenging, often putting the veneer and abutment teeth at risk for damage. This article describes a technique for fabricating and using a 2-piece matrix that both protects the prosthesis and better directs removal forces along the long axis of the abutments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • Crown removal
  • Fixed prosthodontics
  • Porcelain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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