Use of a pin and bar-retained composite bridge in anterior tooth loss: A case report

Bodrumlu E.

General Dentistry, vol.55, no.4, pp.328-330, 2007 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: General Dentistry
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.328-330
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


A pin and bar-retained composite bridge can be used to replace missing teeth in cases when minimal tooth reduction is desired and patients refuse implant surgery for psychological reasons. This case report describes the clinical procedure for a pin and barretained composite bridge as a conservative solution for replacing missing teeth. The location and width of the toothless region, the patient's occlusion state, and poor oral habits may significantly affect the success of this alternative treatment. Compared with other restorative systems, this conservative approach is a minimally invasive technique that has a minimal effect on adjacent teeth.