Mathews Journal of Dentistry


Previous Issues Volume 7, Issue 2 - 2023

Immediate Partial Denture: Creating Seamless Aesthetics with Natural Tooth Pontics

Arpit Sikri1,*, Jyotsana Sikri2, Vritti Piplani3

1Department of Prosthodontics, Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, India

2Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, India

3BDS intern, Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, India

*Corresponding Author: Arpit Sikri, Associate Professor & Post Graduate Teacher, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Oral Implantology, Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, Budh (Baddi), Teh. Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, Tel: +91-7011836989, E-mail: [email protected].

Received Date: October 13, 2023

Published Date: October 23, 2023

Citation: Sikri A, et al. (2023). Immediate Partial Denture: Creating Seamless Aesthetics with Natural Tooth Pontics. Mathews J Dentistry. 7(2):40.

Copyrights: Sikri A, et al. © (2023).


For prosthodontists, replacing anterior teeth in cases of immediate partial dentures is a challenging undertaking. The difficulty is in getting the replacement tooth or teeth to match the natural tooth or teeth in terms of size, colour, tone, and shape. Working with patients who have high aesthetic standards is very demanding. According to its definition, an immediate denture is a removable dental prosthesis intended to be inserted right away after the extraction of a natural tooth or teeth. Patients who are losing their anterior teeth not only deal with aesthetic issues but also psychological effects. A tooth loss can cause a degree of functional loss, which may have an impact on one's oral health and overall quality of life. Anywhere between 1 to 16 teeth in the upper or lower arch, or both, can be replaced by immediate dentures. The need for immediate replacement is especially pronounced when dealing with missing anterior teeth due to their significant impact on aesthetics. Replacing an anterior tooth is a highly technique-sensitive process, as it involves meeting the patient's expectations for matching shade, shape, and size with their natural teeth. Mandibular anterior teeth play a crucial role in aesthetics, speech, smile, and self-esteem. While clinicians can restore missing teeth with artificial ones, the significance of natural teeth in shaping a patient's overall personality should not be underestimated. This article outlines a technique for crafting an immediate removable partial denture prosthesis using the patient's own natural tooth to replace a missing tooth, enhancing aesthetics and boosting patient confidence.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Extracted Teeth, Immediate Denture, Immediate Partial Denture, Natural Teeth.

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