JOURNAL ARTICLE

The single unit, single retainer, cantilever resin-bonded bridge

P Briggs, S Dunne, K Bishop
British Dental Journal 1996 November 23, 181 (10): 373-9
8979413
Resin-bonded restorations have many advantages over conventional alternatives. Advances in adhesive technology together with a better understanding of the clinical function of such restorations have allowed resin-bonded bridges to play an important role in everyday clinical practice. This paper highlights the role and importance of the single abutment, single pontic cantilever resin-bonded bridge. Clinical experience might suggest that the cantilever design offers a viable alternative to other designs. Furthermore, the paper suggests that when cantilever resin-bonded bridges fail initially, re-bond often leads to predictable long-term success. Factors such as patient selection, abutment preparation, retainer design and the aesthetic limitations of resin-bonded bridges are also discussed. The authors can claim that further clinical studies are necessary to identify exactly what factors influence the success of cantilever and other resin-bonded designs.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
8979413
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"