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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

A sectional precontoured metal matrix to improve the pontic contour and emergence profile for fiber-reinforced composite resin fixed dental prostheses

  • Pablo Lenin Benitez Sellan
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Dr Pablo Lenin Benitez Sellan, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Institute of Science and Technology, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Av, Engenheiro Francisco Josè Longo, 777, São Josè dos Campos, São Paulo 12245-000, BRAZIL
    Affiliations
    Doctoral student, GAPEC, Academic Group of Clinical Research, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Institute of Science and Technology, São Paulo State University (UNESP), São José dos Campos, Brazil

    Researcher, School of Dentistry, Universidad Espíritu Santo, Samborondon, Guayas, Ecuador
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  • Mutlu Özcan
    Affiliations
    Professor and Head, Dental Materials Unit, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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  • Taciana Marco Ferraz Caneppele
    Affiliations
    Associate Professor, GAPEC, Academic Group of Clinical Research, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Institute of Science and Technology, São Paulo State University (UNESP), São José dos Campos, Brazil
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  • Eduardo Bresciani
    Affiliations
    Associate Professor, GAPEC, Academic Group of Clinical Research, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Institute of Science and Technology, São Paulo State University (UNESP), São José dos Campos, Brazil
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Published:February 04, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.12.026
      Fixed dental prostheses made with fiber-reinforced composite resin are a conservative and cost-effective option for replacing a missing tooth.
      • Ahmed K.E.
      • Li K.Y.
      • Murray C.A.
      Longevity of fiber-reinforced composite fixed partial dentures (FRC FPD)-Systematic review.
      This type of prosthesis can be fabricated directly or indirectly,
      • Kumbuloglu O.
      • Özcan M.
      Clinical survival of indirect, anterior 3-unit surface-retained fiber-reinforced composite fixed dental prosthesis: Up to 7.5-years follow-up.
      ,
      • Almeida C.S.
      • Amaral M.
      • de Cássia Papaiz Gonçalves F.
      • de Arruda Paes-Junior T.J.
      Effect of an experimental silica-nylon reinforcement on the fracture load and flexural strength of bisacrylic interim partial fixed dental prostheses.
      but the direct technique is challenging and susceptible to error; in addition, shaping the pontic is difficult.
      • Wolff D.
      • Wohlrab T.
      • Saure D.
      • Krisam J.
      • Frese C.
      Fiber-reinforced composite fixed dental prostheses: A 4-year prospective clinical trial evaluating survival, quality, and effects on surrounding periodontal tissues.
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