Fracture strength of direct surface-retained fixed partial dentures: effect of fiber reinforcement versus the use of particulate filler composites only.


This study compared the fracture strengths and analyzed the failure types of direct, surface-retained, anterior fixed-partial-dentures (FPD), reinforced with four types of fiber-reinforced composites (FRC) versus non-fiber-reinforced FPDs made of three particulate filler composites (PFC). To this end, surface-retained anterior FPDs (N = 70, 10 per group… (More)


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