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Article: Volume 43 Number 3 Page 243 - April 2016

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  Dent Update 2016; 43: 243-253

Restorative dentistry:  Resin-Bonded Bridges − Can We Cement Them 'High'?

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Abstract: Controversy exists surrounding resin-bonded bridges (RBBs), particularly with regards to abutment preparation. Should the abutments be prepared? If the abutments are prepared what design should be adopted? If there is to be no preparation, will there be space for the restoration? Many factors need consideration when planning for this treatment. This article aims to explore the effect of abutment preparation. In this regard, a literature review was conducted to present the latest available evidence.

Clinical relevance: Minimal intervention is key in modern dentistry, so clinicians must be able to make confident decisions in the provision of minimally invasive treatments like the RBB and be aware of the latest evidence.

Author notes: Sinem Dayanik, BDS, MSc, General Dental Practitioner and Part-time Undergraduate Cinical Tutor, Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NN, UK.

Objective: To outline the importance of minimally invasive treatments like the RBB in modern dentistry.