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Orthodontics
Orthodontics 11 (2010), No. 2     15. June 2010
Orthodontics 11 (2010), No. 2  (15.06.2010)

Page 180-184


Composite Pontics for Orthodontic Patients with Extraction Spaces
Parsekian Martins, Renato / Magno, Amanda Fahning / Parsekian Martins, Isabela / Parsekian Martins, Lidia / White, Larry W.
Esthetic orthodontic appliances continue to appeal to more patients, which results in objections to extraction spaces that remain for several months during orthodontic therapy. This has led orthodontists to design temporary pontics that fill extraction sites and that can be reduced as the spaces close. This report describes a simple, efficient, and expeditious technique for making such pontics.

Keywords: extractions, lingual orthodontics, pontics