Glass Fiber Reinforced Bridge Using Acrylic Denture Tooth Pontic -A conventional Approach Glass Fiber Reinforced Bridge Using Acrylic Denture Tooth Pontic -A Multidisciplinary Approach

Sunit Kumar Jurel, Neeraj Mishra, Raghuwar Dayal Singh, Durga Shanker Gupta


In some cases a conservative approach can be made for replacing missing teeth as well as to overcome some of the drawbacks of the conventional fixed prosthesis. Fiber reinforced composite fixed prosthesis is an innovative alternative to the conventional metal ceramic restorations. Reinforcement of the fibers into the composite resins affords an increase in certain physical properties and more durable tooth stabilization. The prosthesis consists of fiber reinforced composite (FRC) structure supporting pontic. The most commonly used fibers in dental applications are glass, polyethylene and carbon fibers. The FRC fixed prosthesis is specially indicated for replacing one or two teeth and for the young patients having large pulp chambers and short clinical crowns. Many older patients having periodontally hopeless mobile teeth are the prime candidates for FRC fixed prosthesis since splinting can be incorporated with the bridge simultaneously. This paper presents a case of a young patient, demonstrating chairside fabrication of glass FRC fixed partial denture using acrylic denture tooth as a pontic as a conventional fixed partial denture was contraindicated.


Fiber reinforced composite;denture acrylic tooth pontic;wide pulp chamber

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