Fibre reinforced splints

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The Fibre Reinforced Composite (FRC) Bridge


The FRC bridge is a minimally invasive and cost-effective way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The missing tooth or teeth are tooth-shaped white filling (composite) material. 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.

The missing toot

The missing tooth The fibre frame The tooth built up on the fibre frame

Schematic illustration of the The fibre frame metal,

Glass fibre strands are used to create a fibre frame

The tooth built up on the fibre frame

The fibre frame is attached to the natural teeth with an adhesive.

The fibre frame

The glass fibres are embedded in the white filling material.

The everStick Periodontal Splint

A relatively new technique for splinting mobile teeth is available in the everStick

periodontal splint. The fibre reinforced composite periodontal splint stabilizes the mobile

teeth and ensures a more comfortable chewing function for the patient.

In this technique, glass fibre are used to reinforce the composite (white filling) material, which splints the mobile teeth together and the bond obtained between fibres, composite resins and etched enamel is the strongest bond possible in the oral cavity.

The fibres are transparent and unnoticeable when covered with the tooth coloured composite filling materials. It is therefore possible to create an aesthetically pleasing splint on the inside of the mobile teeth.