Temporary replacement of missing maxillary incisors

Karen B. Troendle, Maria L. Canales, Joseph T. Richardson

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A technique has been described in which a polycarbonate crown form was used as a temporary replacement for a missing central incisor. As with the other techniques of temporary replacement using acid etching, little chair time is requied for the procedure. Additional advantages of this technique are that polycarbonate crown forms are inexpensive and readily available in most dental offices, and filling the crown form with composite resin and opening up the embrasures allows maximum bulk of resin at the connector surface without encountering the staining problems associated with composite resin pontics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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