Quintessence Int 29 (1998), No. 12 (01.12.1998)
Preimpregnated, fiber-reinforced prostheses. Part II. Direct applications: Splints and fixed partial dentures
Meiers / Duncan / Freilich / Goldberg
This article is the second in a series that describes the development, physical properties, and clinical applications of fiber-reinforced composite materials. The development of fiber-reinforced composite technology has opened new avenues for fabricating direct tooth replacements and splints that are esthetic and simple in design and execution and have the potential for excellent durability. Splinting techniques for hypermobile dentitions or postorthodontic retention and the replacement of anterior and posterior teeth using a groove preparation, a denture tooth, and a fiber-reinforced composite framework will be described.