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International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Reconstruction of large anterior ridge defects is often a prosthodontic challenge. Such defects require closure of the defect along with the replacement of the missing teeth so as to achieve proper speech and esthetics. Classifying these defects in the preoperative examination helps to diagnose and predict the prognosis and technical difficulties to be encountered. The aim and purpose of this case report is to describe the management of one such case with missing anterior teeth and severe anterior ridge defects. We also describe the process of fabrication of Andrew’s bridge (a fixed-removable partial denture) to treat this Siebert’s class III anterior ridge defect.

Keywords: Andrew’s bridge, Cleft, Fixed-removable partial denture, Prosthesis, Ridge defect.

How to cite this article: Hajira N, Khandelwal P, Shashidhar HS, Sachdeva H, Khare S. Andrew’s Bridge: Achieving Esthetics with a Prosthetic Alternative‚ÄĒManaging Severe Anterior Ridge Defects in Operated Case of Cleft Lip and Palate. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016;6(4):93-97.

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