Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Neena DSouza about the literature review they did on resin-bonded bridges, their longevity, success rate and appropriateness. Their conversation evolved around a case that Dr. DSouza recently treated using a resin-bonded bridge.
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- Resin-bonded bridges are often underutilized because of the misconception that they debond frequently. A literature search revealed that they actually have an excellent prognosis, if done appropriately in the appropriate situations.
- Resin-bonded bridges can be used as long-term temporaries in young adults who are not yet ready for implant replacement or as permanent fixtures in adult patients who might want a more conservative form of treatment.
- The clinical case: a 38-year old woman was unhappy with the aesthetics of her smile, particularly with the irregularity in the spaces between the maxillary incisors as well as the irregular spaces between the mandibular incisors as well as the size and shape of a prosthetic on 4.2.
- Working in a multi-specialty office, Dr. D’Souza sought the professional opinion of her colleague Orthodontist and Periodontist and presented the patient with few treatment options. The patient opted for a resin-bonded bridge and the treatment outcome was very satisfactory for the patient.
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