What is a Fibre reinforced composite (FRC) bridge?

The FRC bridge is a minimally invasive and cost-effective way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Instead of metal, glass fibre strands (or bundles) are used to create a fibre frame (see below). The missing tooth or teeth are tooth-shaped white filling (composite) material. The glass fibre bundles are embedded in the white filling material. The fibre frame is attached to the natural teeth with an adhesive. The bond between composite resin and tooth enamel is the strongest bond possible in the mouth. The strength of the everStick fibres is as high as that of chrome cobalt cast metal and has the advantage of not being completely rigid, but has similar elasticity to that of dentine. The anchor teeth are undamaged unlike normal bridgework where almost all the enamel of the anchor teeth is removed during the bridge preparation.

  • Schematic illustration of the fibre frame
  • The fibre frame
  • The fibre frame
  • The missing tooth
  • The tooth built up on the fibre frame