Patent Number: 6,250,925

Title: Dental prosthesis with multi-section infrastructure and method for replacement of teeth

Abstract: An improved dental prosthesis for replacing a tooth or teeth in an edentulous space in a patient's mouth either adjacent to existing teeth or between a first tooth anterior of and a second tooth posterior of the edentulous space which tooth or teeth are prepared with occlusal mounting grooves and where indicated indentations on the respective buccal and lingual proximals of the same tooth or teeth for receiving said dental prosthesis; has multi-section infrastructure for fabricating the dental prosthesis which includes, a main support bar or beam having a sized and shaped center section and at least one connecting end for fastening the main support bar on the tooth or teeth adjacent the edentulous space, the connecting end or ends has a predetermined shape, material and is sized to permit adjustment thereof as a function of the mesial-distal length of the edentulous space and the relative position of the tooth or teeth adjacent the edentulous space, secondary support means operatively connected to the main support means includes, longitudinally extending side grooves formed on the buccal and lingual sides of the center section, and side buttresses are positioned and connected in the respective side grooves. Optionally, a generally U-shaped pontic clip is adjustably positioned in vertically disposed grooves on the center section to adjust the occlusal surface of the main support bar relative the gingiva of the edentulous space.

Inventors: Marshall; Howard B. (New York, NY)

Assignee: Oro-Health International, Inc.

International Classification: A61C 13/225 (20060101); A61C 13/275 (20060101); A61C 013/22 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018