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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Reinforcement of Interim Fixed Partial Denture: A Review

David W Livingstone

Keywords : Fiber reinforced composites, Fiber reinforced interim fixed partial denture, Fiber reinforcement, Glass fibers, Interim fixed partial denture, Polyethylene fibers, Provisional restoration

Citation Information : Livingstone DW. Reinforcement of Interim Fixed Partial Denture: A Review. 2022; 12 (1):35-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1012

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Interim fixed partial denture (FPD) is an important phase of fixed prosthodontic treatment. The patient has to wait for certain days for the definitive prosthesis as laboratory work is involved into making of it. The interim FPD should provide sufficient durability to withstand the forces of mastication in that waiting period as a fractured interim restoration is damaging to the prosthodontic care and may lead to an unscheduled appointment for repair. It can be considerably difficult for the dentist as well as the patient to maintain the provisional prosthesis. Any damage to these interim fixed partial dentures may cause tooth movement and functional problems making the procedure tedious. It is important that provisional prosthesis shall fulfill the esthetical, mechanical, and biological requisites in order to make the treatment successful.

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