Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 11 - 2020
Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Denture
Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany1*, Sherif Aly Sadek1, Athar Mohammed Naghi2, Sereen Riyadh AlKathiri2, Sahar Hussain Almech2, Israa Ahmed Al Issawi2 and Sultana Yasser Sharqawi2
1Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
2Alfarabi College, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Received: September 23, 2020; Published: October 22, 2020


Introduction: Resin-bonded fixed partial dentures (RBFPDs) have been known and used clinically from the past three decades. It was first introduced in the 1970s, but initially, the resin-bonded fixed partial denture was questioned about being used in short span edentulous spaces because of the bonding technique and often had failed as a result of debonding. With the advancement of bonding techniques, design principles, the metal alloys, and the treatment of the fitting surface, the resin-bonded fixed partial denture became one of the treatment modalities. Initially, the restoration was retained by adhesion, but at present, the minimal tooth preparation of abutment teeth not only increased retention but resistance form as well. With the emergence of materials like ceramic, fiber-reinforced composite, and zirconia, the longevity of restoration has increased. Hence resin-bonded fixed partial denture shows promising results.

Aim of the Study: The aim of the study is to have an overview of resin bonded partial denture, the design principles, and technique.

Methodology: The review article is a comprehensive research of PUBMED from 1955 to 2012.

Conclusion: Resin-bonded fixed partial dentures can be used for short span edentulous spaces in both anterior and posterior regions and are proven to be successful with careful selection of case, abutment teeth, the choice of alloy, and bonding technique used. The minimal abutment tooth preparation and various modifications should also be considered whenever necessary since the retention and resistance form majorly depends on it. Resin-bonded restoration mostly relies on adhesive retention, so occlusal forces should be considered, and nightguards can be given in patients with parafunctional habits. Despite all these advancements, the survival rate of resin-bonded fixed partial denture remains lower than conventional fixed partial denture; hence all the factors should be considered thoroughly before treatment initiation.

Keywords: Design Principles for RBFPD; Tooth Preparation of Abutment Teeth; Patient Selection; Bonding Technique


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