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Dent Update. 2013 Oct;40(8):606-8, 610-2.

The coping-retained bridge: a modified approach to conventional bridge design--review and case report.

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Loanhead Dental Practice, 50 Fountain Place, Midlothian.

Abstract

Missing teeth may be restored with conventional bridgework. A modified approach to traditional bridge design may be necessary to restore edentulous spaces in the presence of poorly aligned abutment teeth and abutment teeth of guarded prognosis. The coping bridge is a useful technique in the dentist's armamentarium for patients in whom implant-supported or removable prostheses are inappropriate. This paper examines the use of coping-retained bridges as a modification on traditional design and discusses how these appliances may be applied in general practice. A case report is presented describing the application of this design in general practice.

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Applying a modified approach to bridge design may allow complicated edentulous spaces to be restored successfully in general practice.

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