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Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 2     10. Jan. 2011
Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 2  (10.01.2011)

Page 113-120, PubMed:21359245

Rehabilitation of periodontally compromised teeth with fiber-reinforced composite resin: A case report
Hoeppner, Márcio Grama / Fonseca, Rodrigo Borges / Pfau, Eduardo Augusto / Justo, Flávio Roberto Machado / Fávero, Alexandre / Bremm, Laerte Luiz
The rehabilitation of prosthetic spaces resulting from severe periodontitis represents a challenge in terms of functional and esthetic aspects. Generally, tooth extraction is followed by alveolar ridge volume reduction, which increases the esthetic problem. The aim of this article is to report the integration of esthetics and functional parameters in the oral rehabilitation of extracted periodontally compromised mandibular central incisors through the construction of a direct glass fiber-reinforced composite fixed partial denture (DFPD). After periodontal therapy, the patient received a periodontal subepithelial graft, enabling an increase in the thickness and height of the alveolar ridge. The DFPD was fabricated with the use of extracted teeth. Mandibular canines and lateral incisors received cavities 2 mm deep and wide. After fiber insertion, tooth adaptation, and composite resin coverage, the teeth were finished and polished. Results showed an excellent esthetic result with stabilization and function of the remaining periodontally affected teeth.

Keywords: adhesion, fiber-reinforced composite fixed partial dentures, rehabilitation, subepithelial tissue graft, tooth splinting