Document Type

Case Report


Dental-oral, Maxillo-facial Surgery


This case report is of a 31-year-old female who presented with splinted and faulty metalloceramic prosthesis on maxillary anterior teeth, which was responsible for localised periodontal disease and poor aesthetics. At multiple sites the ceramic had chipped off and the prosthesis colour did not match with the adjacent healthy teeth. A multidisciplinary approach of endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics was employed for this case. The treatment plan consisted of removing the faulty prosthesis, endodontic retreatment of inadequately root-treated teeth and endodontics in the other coronally prepared abutment teeth. Crown lengthening surgery was performed for the correction of periodontal pockets and high smile line and maintenance of an adequate biological width. After periodontal healing, all-ceramic individual crowns were placed on the maxillary anterior teeth along with a three-unit all-ceramic bridge for the replacement of the left upper maxillary first premolar. The final results were aesthetically pleasing with good marginal fit. The patient was extremely satisfied with the outcome as all her concerns were addressed. It is, therefore, advisable to consider placing individual crowns rather than multiunit splinted prosthesis whenever possible.

Publication (Name of Journal)

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association