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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

May 2002
Volume 33 , Issue 5

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Direct and indirect fiber-reinforced fixed partial dentures: Case reports

Wisua M. Ahlstrand, DDS/Werner J. Finger, Dr med dent, PhD

Pages: 359-365
PMID: 12014165

Direct and indirect fiber-reinforced resin composite fixed partial dentures are a new way to produce minimally invasive, esthetic, and cost-effective metal-free tooth replacements. These treatment alternatives have a number of indications, for example, chairside tooth replacements, long-term provisional fixed partial dentures, economically feasible tooth replacements for patients who cannot afford more traditional treatment regimens, and tooth replacements for medically compromised patients who are unable to withstand the physical stress associated with fabrication of traditional fixed prostheses. This article presents four typical cases in which fiber-reinforced fixed partial dentures seemed to be the preferable treatment modality.

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