Nowadays single-retainer metal-ceramic and all-ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) often present a minimally invasive alternative to single-tooth implants or other conventional prosthetic methods. With a growing body of evidence showing that implants placed in the esthetic zone of younger patients present a high risk of esthetic problems in later years, RBFDPs made from zirconia ceramics are experiencing a great renaissance. This book details the protocols necessary to achieve success when replacing incisors with single-retainer RBFDPs. Although the method is technically sensitive, it is simple and extremely reliable when the correct procedures are implemented. The principles outlined in the text can also be used to replace canines and premolars. Numerous high-quality figures detail the procedures for metal-ceramic and all-ceramic RBFDPs, and case presentationssome with 20 years and more of follow-updocument the development of the success model for RBFDPs. This comprehensive text will benefit practitioners who want to expand their minimally invasive treatment options for esthetic single-tooth replacement.264 pp; 888 illus Contents: 1. Why RBFDPs evolved to a single-retainer design 2. When single-retainer RBFDPs are useful 3. When single-retainer RBFDPs (alone) are not useful 4. Excellent longevity of single-retainer RBFDPs 5. Advantages and disadvantages of single-retainer RBFDPs 6. When RBFDPs should bond long term 7. Adequate diagnosis and treatment planning are essential 8. Pretreatment is of utmost importance 9. Metal-ceramic RBFDPsconcise 10. All-ceramic RBFDPsdetailed 11. To splint or not to splintthat is the question 12. Replacement of canines and premolars 13. After-care: Prevent problemssolve problems 14. What you have to do to make it go wrongthe 10 most common mistakes in the application of RBFDPs 15. Appendix
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