Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002269
Title: Knowledge, awareness, and practice on rigid and non- rigid connectors for management pier abutment among dental students
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Background and Reasons: Connector, which may be rigid or non-rigid, is a part of a fixed partial denture (FPD). Most FPD is fabricated by implementing rigid connectors between retainers and pontic. The successfulness of a prosthesis depends on the selection of right type of connector during treatment planning. Teeth in various segments of the arch move in different directions which create stress in a long-span prosthesis that will be transferred to retainers and their respective abutments teeth. Thus, to overcome those forces that may lead to failure of a prosthesis, non-rigid connector is suggested to reduce this problem which helps in equal distribution of forces acting on the prosthesis as it is semirigid. Aim: The present study was undertaken to study the use of rigid and non-rigid connector in FPD with pier abutment. Materials and Methods: The study sample was derived from 60 dental students, both male and female from 3rd and final years during the academic year of 2017 of Saveetha Dental College, who have completed the study questionnaire consisting of 10 questions regarding knowledge, attitude, and practice of rigid and non-rigid connector in managing pier abutment. Results: Data from the study revealed that majority of the dental students about 68% aware that non-rigid connector is more appropriate when there is pier abutment although rigid connector is used in most of the clinical situations while few of them lack in knowledge regarding the use of rigid and non-rigid connector in FPD with pier abutment. Conclusion: In a nutshell, proper selection of connector is important as it will decide the success of the FPD prosthesis. Non-rigid connector is preferable in case of pier abutment as it allows movement in FPD, thus providing transfer of stresses away from the pier abutment.

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    Nurul Husniyah Binti Che Soh, Ashish R. Jain*

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    1Department of prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Nurul Husniyah Binti Che Soh, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Knowledge, awareness, and practice on rigid and non- rigid connectors for management pier abutment among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (June)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (853-859)
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    Methodology:60 dental students
    Research Materials: Non-rigid connector

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Non-rigid connector Pier abutment Prosthesis Rigid connector

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