Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) Bridge #9 to 10
- #1 The implant placement resulted in abutment screw access being approached from the labioincisal aspect and #10 also had to be restored. For these reasons, a cement retained PFM implant bridge was chosen to provide proper strength of restoration and remove esthetic concern.
#2 A gold-cast custom abutment was fabricated using a UCLA abutment. The margin of the abutment was placed 1.0mm subgingival at labial, 0.7mm subgingival at interproximal, and 0.5mm subgingival at lingual to facilitate easy removal of excess cement.
#3 The metal coping with cantilevered pontic was made of semi-precious alloy.
#4 The final PFM bridge was fabricated by the conventional method.