FP1, FP2, FP3

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What is the difference between FP1, FP2, FP3 full arch prosthetics?

This is a Misch classification that goes up to FP5. The most common are FP1 – FP3, FP1 being a crown and bridge design full arch with now pink and limited to tooth form only. FP2 will have slight to moderate amounts of pink to simulate tissue and fill voids that would make tooth appear to long apically. FP3 is a tooth and pink prosthetic. FP3 includes traditional hybrids, full arch zirconia bridges, new nano ceramics, all that meet a flat or near-flat ridge.

What is the minimum thickness of an FP1 prosthetic?

When measuring from the top of the MUA abutment the minimum thickness is 10mm. Generally, from the top of the implant to the screw access point minimum thickness is 10mm, however if the implants are placed deep, the minimum thickness may be higher.


FP1 is made of what material?

Generally these restorations are 100% zirconia with metal copings. There are options with metal substructures and crowns or bridges. New NobelProcera Bridges from ROE can be FP1 w/o copings, direct to MUA’s.


Can FP1 prosthetics have cantilevers?

Yes, but the AP spread and patient functional habits must be considered.

What is an FP3 prosthetic?

FP3 is a full arch prosthetic that include both teeth and simulated gingiva. FP3 includes teeth and gums that goes beyond the smile line without a transition. Traditional hybrids, full arch zirconia restorations, new nano-ceramics, all on 4 conversions and the like.


When is an FP3 prosthetic utilized?

FP3 replaces teeth and gums. When the patient has bone loss or bone reduction beyond the transition line of the smile, generally an FP3 is utilized. FP3 meets the tissue and is best used when the tissue is flat.


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