A Clinical Guide to Fibre Reinforced Composites (FRCs) in Dentistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081006078

A Clinical Guide to Fibre Reinforced Composites (FRCs) in Dentistry

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780081006078
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 29th May 2017
Page Count: 252
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Table of Contents

1. Key requirements for dental FRCs
2. Types of FRCs used in dentistry
3. Structural Properties of dental FRC devices
4. Applications of FRCs in dentistry: an overview
5. Fabrication of direct dental FRC devices
6. Fabrication of indirect dental FRC devices
7. Root canal anchoring systems
8. Periodontal and trauma splints
9. Fillings and core-built ups
10. Orthodontic retainers
11. Removable devices and maxillofacial epithesis prosthesis
12. Longevity of FRC restorations and FRC based treatment
13. Maintenance care and repair of dental restorations using FRCs


Traditional dental materials such as metals and ceramics have a number of disadvantages such as cost and the significant damage caused in grinding to make space for such reconstructions. Fiber-reinforced composites (FRCs) are a novel group of dental materials characterized by fibrous fillers that are being increasingly used in place of traditional prosthodontic materials. They allow fabrication of minimally invasive, lightweight, durable and biocompatible restorations. This book will provide clinicians and students with theoretical and clinical guidelines to use the FRCs for dental applications.

The book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of FRCs in dentistry. Further chapters cover the treatment possibilities, fabrication and application procedures of FRCs, followed by information on care and maintenance.

Key Features

  • Explores the mechanism of function of fibre-reinforced composites
  • Presents comprehensive information on the expanding field of fibre-reinforced composites and their increasing use in dentistry


Clinicians, researchers and students involved in all disciplines of dentistry


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