Journal of International Oral Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136--139

The key to the management of pier abutment: An alternative approach


Ansu Kuruvila, Suja Joseph, Namratha L Jayalekshmi, Sujith K Menon 
 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Ansu Kuruvila
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Pushpagiri Medicity Campus, Perumthuruthy, Tiruvalla - 689 107, Kerala
India

Pier abutment poses a challenge to prosthodontist. Rigid connectors are less than ideal treatment in case of these abutments. Nonrigid connectors have been recommended to reduce the forces as they provide a stress-breaking effect. This case report presents an alternative approach to the management of pier abutment. A 46-year-old female patient with missing teeth involving a pier abutment was rehabilitated with a fixed dental prosthesis with key-keyway connectors. An alternative method of orientation of the connector was used to benefit the patient.


How to cite this article:
Kuruvila A, Joseph S, Jayalekshmi NL, Menon SK. The key to the management of pier abutment: An alternative approach.J Int Oral Health 2017;9:136-139


How to cite this URL:
Kuruvila A, Joseph S, Jayalekshmi NL, Menon SK. The key to the management of pier abutment: An alternative approach. J Int Oral Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jan 29 ];9:136-139
Available from: https://www.jioh.org/article.asp?issn=0976-7428;year=2017;volume=9;issue=3;spage=136;epage=139;aulast=Kuruvila;type=0