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Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 1     1. Jan. 1997
Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 1  (01.01.1997)

Page 39-44


Glass fiber reinforcement in repaired acrylic resin removable dentures: Preliminary results of a clinical study
Vallittu, Pekka K.
The clinical usefulness of continuous E-glass partial fiber reinforcement of acrylic resin removable dentures was evaluated an average 13 months after the insertion of the fibers. Twelve removable complete dentuers and ten removable partial dentures with a history of recurrent fracture were selected for this study. The partial fiber reinforcement was incorporated into the denture at the time of repair. One complete denture and one removable partial denture fractured in the region of reinforcement during the examination period. These fractures were most likely caused by faulty placement of the fiber reinforcement in the denture in the dental laboratory. In six dentures, new fractures occurred in regions without partial fiber reinforcement. The results revealed the importance of both the correct positioning of the partial fiber reinforcement in the denture and the use of accurate laboratory techniques.