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International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research


Pontic is an artificial substitute for the missing tooth. The design of this prosthetic tooth will be dictated by esthetics, functions, hygiene, patient comfort, and maintenance of the dentulous ridge. An ovate pontic has been widely recommended to fulfill esthetic, functional, and hygienic requirements. The convex design of this pontic intends to form a concave soft tissue outline at the site of the alveolar ridge mucosa. This design eliminates the “black triangles” which are created after loss of tooth and interdental papilla thus preserving the emergence profile.
Unfortunately, an ovate pontic design is not frequently advised by the clinicians. The case report presents an ovate pontic design for replacing maxillary anterior tooth to meet both esthetics and gingival health.

Keywords: Anterior missing tooth, Black triangles, Emergence profile, Esthetic pontic design, Ovate pontic.

How to cite this article: Khandagale TS, Sanyal PK, Pawashe K, Tewary S. Simulated Tooth Emergence from Soft Tissue in an Anterior Bridge with Ovate Pontic. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2016;3(4):310-312.

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