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J Prosthodont. 2018 Mar;27(3):266-275. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12555. Epub 2016 Nov 4.

Anterior Cantilever Resin-Bonded Fixed Dental Prostheses: A Review of the Literature.

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1
Department of Prosthodontics, Al-Farabi Dental College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2
Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics and Dental Materials, School of Dentistry, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany.
3
Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Ibb University, Ibb, Yemen.
4
Department of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, Dar-Aluloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
5
Shiny Centrals Dental Private Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
6
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi Dental College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This review evaluated the survival rate of single retainer anterior resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) to determine whether the choice of material affects their clinical outcome.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

An electronic search of the English peer-reviewed dental literature in PubMed was conducted to identify all publications reporting on cantilever RBFDPs until May 2016. Study information extraction and methodological quality assessments were accomplished by two reviewers independently. The searched keywords were as follows: "resin-bonded, single retainer, all-ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs), all-ceramic RBFDPs, cantilever resin, RBFDPs, cantilever resin-bonded bridge, two units cantilevered, two-unit cantilevered, metal-ceramic cantilever, and metal-ceramic." Furthermore, the ''Related Articles'' feature of PubMed was used to identify further references of interest within the primary search. The bibliographies of the obtained references were used to identify pertinent secondary references. Review articles were also used to identify relevant articles. After the application of exclusion criteria, the definitive list of articles was screened to extract the qualitative data, and the results were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Overall 2588 articles were dedicated at the first review phase; however, only 311 studies were left after the elimination of duplicates and unrelated studies. Seventeen studies passed the second review phase. Five studies were excluded because they were follow-up studies of the same study cohort. Twelve studies were finally selected.

CONCLUSIONS:

The use of cantilever RBFDPs showed promising results and high survival rates.

KEYWORDS:

RBFDPs, review; Survival rate; cantilever

PMID:
29522288
DOI:
10.1111/jopr.12555
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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