Review On Pontics
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 3016-3024
AbstractA Pontic is a part of fixed partial denture (FPD) which replaces the missing tooth. Various types of ponticsdesigns, and choosing right pontic design depending on several factors which can be critical for success of FPD. Pontics of FPDS fulfill esthetic, mechanical, functional, and hygienic demands but oral hygiene was difficult because of its concave ponticdesign . Modified ridge lap pontic and the sanitary pontic introduced to minimize or even avoid any contact between the pontic and the mucosa. An ovate pontic is recommended to fulfill esthetic and functional requirements. The aim of this study focuses on evaluating the design in FPD. By reviewing various articles through search engines pubmed, google scholar, journal of science with period or duration consideration from 2000-2020 articles this systematic analysis have been made. This review article gives detailed analysis on the designs and indications, application on each different pontics. Considerable progress has been made in understanding clinical and technical options that are available for fabricating esthetic pontics and to illustrate the practical procedures.
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