Development and applications of fiber-reinforced composite in Prosthodontic and Conservative dentistry



Sufyan K. Garoushi, Lippo V.J. Lassila, Pekka K.Vallittu

Department of Prosthetic Dentistry & Biomaterials Science,
Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku.
Turku, Finland

JMJ Vol.6, No.2 (2006): 94- 98


The use of fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) technology in dentistry may solve many of the problems associated with a metal alloy substructure such as corrosion, toxicity, complexity of fabrication, high cost, and esthetic limitation. There are societies where use of FRC has become common such as United State of America, Finland, Belgium and Netherland. However, the widespread use of this material is still limited. This article briefly presents a background and clinical applications of FRC in Prosthodontic and conservative dentistry.

Keywords: Fiber-reinforced, Development, Applications, Dentistry