Chairside Fabricated Fiber-Reinforced Composite Fixed Partial Denture S Garoushi 1, PK Vallittu 1 1 - Department of Prosthetic Dentistry & Biomaterials Science, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Libyan J Med 2007; 2(1):40-42 ICID: 870255
Article type: Case report
IC™ Value: 1.80
Abstract provided by Publisher
The advances in the materials and techniques for adhesive dentistry have allowed the development of non-invasive or minimally invasive approaches for replacing a missing tooth in those clinical situations when conservation of adjacent teeth is needed. Good mechanical and cosmetic/aesthetic properties of fiber-reinforced composite (FRC), with good bonding properties with composite resin cement and veneering composite are needed in FRC devices. Some recent studies have shown that adhesives of composite resins and luting cements allow diffusion of the adhesives to the FRC framework of the bridges. By this so-called interdiffusion bonding is formed . FRC bridges can be made in dental laboratories or chairside. This article describes a clinical case of chairside (directly) made FRC Bridge, which was used according to the principles of minimal invasive approach. Treatment was performed by Professor Vallittu from the University of Turku, Finland.