Fiber Reinforced Composite Bridge : Dr Dini
Hello readers! It has been a while since my last post. Today, I would like to share with you all about Fiber Reinforced Composite (FRC) bridge. By now, I am pretty sure most of you already heard or know about FRC bridge. For those, who does not have any clue on what this is, let me share with you my knowledge that might help you.
WHAT IS FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE BRIDGE?
The FRC Bridge is a minimally invasive and cost-effective way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Instead of metal, glass fibre strands (or bundles) are used to create a fibre frame . The missing tooth or teeth are tooth-shaped white filling (composite) material. The glass fibre bundles are embedded in the white filling material. The fibre frame is attached to the natural teeth with an adhesive. The bond between composite resin and tooth enamel is the strongest bond possible in the mouth. The strength of the EverStick fibres is as high as that of chrome cobalt cast metal and has the advantage of not being completely rigid, but has similar elasticity to that of dentine. The anchor teeth are undamaged unlike normal bridgework where almost all the enamel of the anchor teeth is removed during the bridge preparation.
HOW LONG DO THE FRC BRIDGES LAST?
The FRC bridges can last for many years as proved by some reports. Regular maintenance and frequent reviews are important. If any sharp edges or cracks are felt or detected it must be reported to the dentist. As mentioned these bridges can easily be repaired in the dental chair with a simple composite filling procedure.
Here are some of FRC bridges that I did to few of my patients.
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