Types of Bridge and Fixed Partial Denture Quiz

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What are the four basic designs of bridges or fixed partial dentures (FPDs) mentioned in the text?

Fixed – Fixed Bridge, Fixed – Movable Bridge, Simple Cantilever Bridge, Spring Cantilever Bridge

What is an advantage of a fixed – fixed FPD according to the text?

Strong design with maximum retention and strength

How should the abutment teeth be prepared for a fixed – fixed bridge according to the text?

Prepared parallel to each other

In what situation is the design of fixed – fixed FPD considered most practical according to the text?

For long spans, particularly when there has been periodontal disease

What is a disadvantage of fixed – fixed FPD according to the text?

Limited flexibility in fabrication

What type of connector does a fixed – fixed bridge have at both ends of the pontic?

Rigid connector

What is a disadvantage of a simple cantilever Bridge?

It places more stress on the abutment tooth

What is the advantage of a fixed – movable Bridge?

It allows for movement of the pontic

In what situation is the design of fixed – fixed FPD considered most practical?

When there has been periodontal disease

What type of retainers should have approximately the same retention in a fixed – fixed bridge?

The abutment teeth are splinted together

Test your knowledge of fixed prosthodontic (crown & bridge) with this quiz. Learn about different types of bridges or fixed partial dentures and their basic designs, combinations, and variations.

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