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Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin Bridge: A Treatment Option in Children

Amit Gupta, Rama Krishna Yelluri, AK Munshi

Keywords : Composite resin, Polyethylene fiber, Pontic, Resin bridge, Ribbond

Citation Information : Gupta A, Yelluri RK, Munshi A. Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin Bridge: A Treatment Option in Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015; 8 (1):62-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1285

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


A number of treatment options, ranging from Maryland bridges to implants, are available for the replacement of congenitally or traumatically missing permanent anterior teeth. But, there are several limitations of these therapeutic options when they have to be used before the completion of the growth, particularly in children. Reinforcement of composite resins with polyethylene fibers significantly improves their mechanical properties. Fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) bridge can offer a good alternative to conventional treatment options in replacing a missing permanent anterior tooth until a more definitive prosthesis can be provided at the end of the growth period. The purpose of this article is to present a clinical case of a single tooth replacement utilizing noninvasive and metal free fixed FRC bridge in a 13 years old child as an interim treatment option. How to cite this article: Gupta A, Yelluri RK, Munshi AK. Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin Bridge: A Treatment Option in Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(1):62-65.

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