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The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry

Edited by Jean-François Roulet

ISSN (print) 1461-5185 • ISSN (online) 1757-9988

Publication:

Spring 2000
Volume 2 , Issue 1



Pages: 67-70
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A Simple Method for Single Anterior Tooth Replacement.

Belli, Sema; Ozer, Fusun

Purpose: This article reports a case in which a recently extracted tooth was used as a natural tooth pontic bonded to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth using a Ribbond ribbon. Materials and Methods: A bondable, reinforcing polyethylene ribbon was used to bond a natural tooth pontic to adjacent teeth. Results: Acceptable esthetics were obtained and the result was satisfactory for the patient. Conclusion: After one year of clinical use, direct construction of a single-tooth replacement using the natural tooth pontic still provided satisfactory esthetics and function. The technology which makes this adhesive restoration possible is the development of a high strength, high molecular weight, biocompatible polyethylene fiber. This easily handled material must be evaluated In long-term clinical studies.

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