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CONNECTORS IN FPD

PARTS OF FIXED PARTIAL DENTURE RETAINER ABUTMENT PONTIC CONNECTOR

Connectors
The portion of a fixed dental prosthesis that unites the retainer(s) and pontics Connectors are those parts of a fixed partial denture(FPD) that join the individual retainers and ponticstogether. (GPT 8) Types-Rigid connectors -Non rigid connectors -tenon mortise connectors -loop connectors -split pontic connectors -cross pin and wing connectors

Nonrigid connectors

Loop connectors
Loop connectors are used for when existing diastema is to be maintained in the planned fixed prosthesis
T he connector consists of a loop on the lingual aspect of the prosthesis that connects adjacent retainers and /or pontics

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