What is Fibre reinforced composite bridge (FRC)?
Anterior tooth replacement options and limitations
2. Porcelain fused to metal prosthesis(PFM): This is delayed until gingival margins are stable and also rigid fixation of two teeth will lead to retardation of growth between the two teeth.
3. Bonded Maryland bridge: Routinely used but unaesthetic appearance due to metal wing behind the adjacent tooth. The bond strength between metal and enamel is low.
4. Cantilever bridge: Additional torsional forces are created on the abutment teeth.
5. Dental Implants: Need to wait until the growth period is completed and is very expensive.
Therefore, FRC bridge is a good alternative to above conventional treatment options that are routinely used to replace a missing anterior tooth. Instead of the traditional bridge which involves irreversible tooth loss, FRC is a minimally invasive cost-effective technique to replace missing tooth.
In this technique, a fibre bond is used as a frame which joins the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. A tooth coloured composite is placed over this fibre frame and the tooth is built over this frame to resemble natural tooth.
How long does FRC lasts?
Where can FRC be used?
2. Trauma in children which leads to loss of tooth and where dental implants are not recommended before the end of the growth period.
2. Can be fabricated in one visit at chair side.
4. Less time consuming.
5. Non invasive.
7. Can be repaired.
2. May not be able to withstand heavy masticatory load.
3. Longer appointments.
After care instructions
2. Regular dental and hygienist visits.
3. Should avoid in advert forces.
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