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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

February 1990
Volume 21 , Issue 2

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The use of the splint bar in conjunction with removable partial denture treatment.

Unger, John W.; Burns, David R

PMID: 2197657

The use of a bar, joined to lone-standing abutment teeth, that spans an edentulous space is an important treatment option for many partially edentulous situations. The splint bar provides positive vertical support for the removable partial denture while rigidly splinting the abutment teeth. This article defines the situations in which this treatment should be considered and describes the technique to achieve a successful result.

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