Resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses: 5 year survival and complication rates


This review of survival and complication rates of resin-bonded fixed dental prosthesis included 209 studies. The findings suggest overall survival rates of 91.3 % (95%CI; 88–93.7) . The quality of the available studies suggest that this should be interpreted cautiously.

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Resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses


5 studies at high risk of bias were included in this review of the impact of framework design on the clinical performance of resin bonded fixed dental prosthesis. While lower failures were seen with cantilever designs the results should be interpreted cautiously.

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Study suggests use of resin-bonded bridgework more cost effective than removable dental prostheses in older partially dentate patients


The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness analysis of two different tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate older patients; partial removable dental prostheses (RDP) and functionally orientated treatment based on the shortened dental arch concept (SDA). Partially dentate patients aged 65 years and older seeking replacement of missing natural teeth, had a [read the full story…]

Which bonding system for the placing of zircona ceramic resin-bonded fixed partial dentures?


The efficacy of modern adhesive dental materials relies to a great extent on the quality of the bonding systems. Questions have been raised about the efficacy of bonding agents when used with zircona. The aim of this trial was to compare two different bonding systems for the placing of zircona ceramic resin-bonded fixed partial dentures [read the full story…]

Partial loss of teeth – so many treatment options – but insufficient evidence to recommend best method

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The management of patents who present with the partial loss of teeth is a common task for dentists and has been so for many years. The aim of this Cochrane review is to assess the effects of different prostheses for the treatment of partially absent dentition in terms of the following outcomes: long-term success, function, [read the full story…]