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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 351-354

Non-rigid connector: The wand to allay the stresses on abutment


Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurav Banerjee
BK-10, Sector-2, Salt lake City, Kolkata - 700 091, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.91802

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The use of rigid connectors in 5-unit fixed dental prosthesis with a pier abutment can result in failure of weaker retainer in the long run as the pier abutment acts as a fulcrum. Non-rigid connector placed on the distal aspect of pier seems to reduce potentially excess stress concentration on the pier abutment.


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