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A modern day application of the Rochette bridge.

GKT Dental Institute of King's College London, UK.
The European journal of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry 07/2004; 12(2):57-62.
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ABSTRACT A restoration that is frequently prescribed to provisionally restore the single unit edentulous space is the removable acrylic partial prosthesis. The Rochette bridge design provides an effective alternative when confronted with this clinical situation. The adaptable nature of this technique means that it can be utilised in a variety of clinical situations with success. The greatest benefits are seen in clinical situations where simple and aesthetic alteration of the pontic dimensions during treatment is necessary. It can also be used in long-term provisional situations where, if a removable acrylic partial prosthesis was used, multiple adjustments or remakes would be necessary. This paper presents three case reports where this technique has been utilised with distinctive advantages over a provisional removable partial acrylic prosthesis.

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