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A Conservative Approach for Restoration of Grossly Decayed Vital Posterior Teeth using Fiber Reinforced Composites - A Case Series

Barkha J, Sathyanarayanan R

Keywords : Complex restoration, polyethylene fiber, woven fiber, fiber reiriforced composite, ribbond fibres

Citation Information : J B, R S. A Conservative Approach for Restoration of Grossly Decayed Vital Posterior Teeth using Fiber Reinforced Composites - A Case Series. 2014; 4 (1):9-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-4-1-9

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Fibers are becoming very popular for reinforcement of polymer-based dental materials in all the other fields of dentistry other than restorative dentistry. Placement of fibers in restorative dentistry has not been discussed in detail, in the literature, before. This article presents management of six grossly damaged carious disfigurements with vital pulp and sound periodontal health. After considering the resistance, retention and biological form of the tooth and patients' esthetic demands; fiber reinforced composite restoration was decided as the best treatment option for these cases. It has been suggested as a very conservative concept to use fiber reinforced restoration in restoring extensively damaged teeth. The guidelines for the different placement of fibers have been explained with six cases having varying degree of destruction. Hence, this case series can provide ease for the readers to decide the size, direction, number and other factors while restoring a complex case with fiber reinforced resin restoration.

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