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Clinical considerations for adhesive bridgework.

Authors
  • Ibbetson, Richard1
  • 1 Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dental update
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
31
Issue
5
Identifiers
PMID: 15242258
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Many dental practitioners do not use adhesive bridges because of concerns over high failure rates. Techniques for these restorations should be based on the fundamental principles of bridge design which require rigid, accurately fitting frameworks and careful control of the occlusion. The abutments generally require little if any tooth preparation. Greater security will result from more extensive coverage of abutment teeth: the routine use of relative axial tooth movement is a predictable method for creating the space that this approach requires.

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