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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 215816, 3 pages
Case Report

Restoring Esthetics after Anterior Tooth Loss for a Five-Year-Old Child: Natural Tooth Pontic Fiber Reinforced Prosthesis

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Plot No. 32-34, Knowledge Park-III, Greater Noida 201306, India
2Dentessence Dental Care, Noida, India

Received 8 August 2013; Accepted 5 September 2013

Academic Editors: J. H. Jeng and H. Oktay

Copyright © 2013 Dhirja Goel and Gaurav Kumar Goel. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The loss of anterior teeth can be hurtful to the patient both psychologically and socially. As the children are becoming more aware these days, they have also become conscious about their looks. Early loss of deciduous anterior teeth has a psychological effect on many children. In such young patients, paper replacement of the teeth can minimize these concerns. Many approaches have been described for this temporary replacement. This article describes the technique to use extracted natural teeth as pontics bonded to adjacent teeth with fiber reinforced resin. A fiber reinforced temporary replacement of missing teeth provides adequate strength and esthetic requirements in such cases.