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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Fixed functional space maintainer: A weight gainer: A case report


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K. S. Rangasamy Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sharath Asokan
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K. S. Rangasamy Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode - 637 215, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.135442

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Restoration of primary maxillary incisors severely damaged by caries or trauma is a clinical challenge for pedodontist. In the past, the only treatment option would have been to extract the affected teeth and replace them with prosthetic substitutes. Various therapeutic modalities from removable partial dentures to fixed space maintainer can be used for replacement of such lost teeth. The purpose of this paper was to describe the rehabilitation of primary anterior and posterior teeth in a 5-year-old child using fixed functional space maintainer. It constituted a design, whereby the maxillary primary second molars were used to support the appliance through bands and a wire that contained an acrylic flange bearing trimmed acrylic teeth, both anteriorly and posteriorly. The appliance was both functional and aesthetical.


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