A resin-bonded connector with a cast bolt incorporated with an existing adjacent pontic: a case report

Hiroshi Shimizu, DDS, PhD,a Yutaka Takahashi, DDS, PhD,a and Kenneth S. Kurtz, DDS, FACPb

aDivision of Removable Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan, and bAdvanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, International Program in Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY, USA

This clinical report describes the procedure to fabricate a continuous anterior-posterior fixed partial denture incorporated with an existing adjacent pontic on a cantilever fixed partial denture using a resin-bonded connector. The partial denture was made of silver-palladium-copper-gold alloy. The cast bolt was made of the same alloy and inserted to gain additional mechanical retention. Consequently, a continuous five-unit fixed partial denture was created. The continuous five-unit fixed partial denture has functioned sufficiently for more than seven years.
(Asian Pac J Dent 2013; 13: 1-4.)
Key Words: cast bolt, connector, continuous fixed partial denture, silver-palladium-copper-gold alloy