What does the literature say about FRC Bridges?

ALTHOUGH WE SAY “NEW”, FIBRE TECHNOLOGY IS:

  • Scientifically proven (more than 300 scientific publications)
  • A tried and tested method
  • Used worldwide in Europe, the UK, the USA and South Africa
  • Well researched and well documented (see the list of publications)

Here are some reports to prove the durability of the FRC bridges:

  1. Vallittu PK. J Prosthet Dent 2004;91(3):241-246.This is a press release by Prof Pekka Vallittu comparing the FRC bridges with metal alloy resin bonded bridges (Mary Land Bridges) over a period of 63 months. He reported a 93 % functional survival rate over the period of 5 years. The fact that these bridges can be repaired (if necessary) in the mouth is a great advantage to the FRC bridges. Conventional bridges and Maryland bridges are almost unrepairable in the mouth and need to be redone if anything goes wrong.
  2. Dr Kari Pihlman (Läkkitori Dental Clinic, Espoo, Finland).He reported:
    • 35 chairside manufactured bridges
    • 100% success after 4,3 years.
  3. Dr J.J.Jansen van Rensburg (Oak Lodge dental clinic, Heathfield, East Sussex, UK.)Dr. J.J. Jansen Van Rensburg has been involved with direct FRC restorations since 2003 with bridges surviving 6 years. He recently completed a clinical audit regarding the fibre cases done by himself at Oak Lodge Dental Clinic. He reported 93 fibre cases of which 45 were FRC bridges, with a survival rate of 100% after 2 years.
  4. The Doctoral Thesis of Prof Scott R Dyer:“FIBRE-REINFORCED COMPOSITE BRIDGES STRONGER THAN CONVENTIONAL PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL BRIDGESFor some clinical situations, we can make crowns and bridges with the everStick system without significant tooth reduction. This represents a potentially significant advancement in prosthetic dentistry.”