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An update on resin-bonded bridges.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The European journal of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
1
Pages
2–9
Identifiers
PMID: 18468318
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Since the introduction of the 'Rochette' bridge in the 1970s the resin-bonded bridge has undergone a number of developments to become a commonly used technique for replacement of a missing tooth, especially in a minimally restored dentition. One of the major advantages of the resin-bonded bridge is that it requires less tooth preparation than conventional bridgework, with some authorities advising no preparation at all. Some reports have suggested poor long-term success rates, however, if used in appropriate clinical situations, this treatment modality can be extremely successful. The aim of this paper is to review the literature relating to resin-bonded bridges and suggest recommendations for clinicalpractice concerning the provision of resin-bonded bridges.

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