Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 6 27. Apr. 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 6 (27.04.2010)
Page 471-477, PubMed:20490389
Fiber-reinforced composite fixed dental prostheses: Two clinical reports
Zarow, Maciej / Paisley, Carl Stuart / Krupinski, Jerzy / Brunton, Paul Anthony
Various options are available in clinical practice for the replacement of a single missing tooth, ranging from conventional fixed and removable dental prostheses to a single implant-supported crown. There are situations in which a semipermanent fixed dental prosthesis may be desirable, particularly for patients who have completed orthodontic treatment but are too young to embark on implant therapy. Following advances in fiberreinforcement technology, fiber-reinforced composite resin (FRC) now represents a lower-cost alternative to traditional metal-ceramic for the construction of resin-bonded prostheses. Two case reports illustrate the use of FRC prostheses as fixed semipermanent restorations.
Keywords: composite resin, fiber-reinforced, fixed partial denture, fixed prosthesis, provisional