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Cantilever Resin-bonded Bridge Design: A Review

Varsha Ravichandran

Keywords : Cantilever, Cantilever resin-bonded bridges, Fixed prosthesis, Resin-bonded bridges, Resin-bonded fixed partial dentures

Citation Information : Ravichandran V. Cantilever Resin-bonded Bridge Design: A Review. 2020; 10 (1):28-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-0925

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Resin-bonded bridges (RBBs) were first described in the 1970s. The present forms of RBBs have evolved from many significant developments. Splinting of periodontally compromised teeth was the initial objective of these prostheses. Their use eventually expanded to replace missing anterior teeth. Cantilever resin-bonded fixed partial denture (RBFPD) is a conservative alternative approach to fixed–fixed partial dentures in replacing missing tooth and should be included as a treatment option wherever possible. For fixed replacement of missing teeth, RBBs can be considered to give a reversible, minimally invasive, esthetic, and predictable restorative outcome in spite of many problems such as debonds. Two-unit cantilevered RBFPDs had a better clinical retention than fixed–fixed RBFPDs because a cantilever RBB eliminates adverse interabutment stresses associated with fixed–fixed designs. The longevity of RBBs is influenced by numerous factors. To achieve successful long-term survival, careful case selection and consideration of various variables like materials used and occlusal protection are crucial.

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