Factors such as age, available space, and amount of bone present can affect the decision to place implants in the aesthetic zone. The winged bridge offers the restorative dentist a treatment option that is aesthetic, minimally invasive, and functional when implants are contra indicated. This lecture will discuss the advantages, and disadvantages, preparation design, and material selection of winged bridges.
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantage of winged bridges.
Identify the different clinical situations where implants may be contra indicated.
Understand the relationships between the orthodontist and the restorative dentist when treatment planning winged bridges.