Libyan Journal of Medicine

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Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin Prosthesis to Restore Missing Posterior Teeth: A Case Report

S Garoushi, D Yokoyama, A Shinya, P Vallittu


A fiber-reinforced composite inlay-onlay FPD was used for a single posterior tooth replacement in a patient refusing implant for psychological reasons. The FRC-FPD was made of pre-impregnated E-glass fibers (everStick, StickTeck, Turku, Finland) embedded in a resin matrix (Stick Resin, StickTeck, Turku, Finland). The unidirectional glass fibers were used to make a framework structure with high volume design placed in the pontic (edentulous) region. To reproduce the morphology of natural teeth, the framework structure was then veneered with Gradia (GC, Tokyo, Japan).

Keywords: Fiber-reinforced composite; FRC; Posterior prosthesis
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