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Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 5     1. May 2002
Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 5  (01.05.2002)

Page 359-365

Direct and indirect fiber-reinforced fixed partial dentures: Case reports
Ahlstrand, Wisua M. / Finger, Werner J.
Direct and indirect fiber-reinforced resin composite fixed partial dentures are a new way to produce minimally invasive, esthetic, and cost-effective metal-free tooth replacements. These treatment alternatives have a number of indications, for example, chairside tooth replacements, long-term provisional fixed partial dentures, economically feasible tooth replacements for patients who cannot afford more traditional treatment regimens, and tooth replacements for medically compromised patients who are unable to withstand the physical stress associated with fabrication of traditional fixed prostheses. This article presents four typical cases in which fiber-reinforced fixed partial dentures seemed to be the preferable treatment modality.