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

Research paper by Sufyan S Garoushi, Daiichiro D Yokoyama, Akikazu A Shinya, Pekka K PK Vallittu

Indexed on: 01 Jan '07Published on: 01 Jan '07Published in: The Libyan journal of medicine


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).