Single-retainer resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) present a minimally invasive treatment option as an alternative to implant-retained restorations in the esthetic zone. Advantages such as applicability to juvenile patients who do not come into consideration for implant therapy, and highly predictable and esthetic results make them a valuable treatment modality. This article outlines the treatment procedures with an all-ceramic RBFDP and reviews the existing data on the clinical outcome of this prosthetic therapy. The materials used for fabrication and insertion of the RBFDPs as well as the current scientific data are discussed.
Keywords: all-ceramic, outcome, resin bonding, single retainer, zirconia ceramic