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Article: Volume 48 Number 6 Page 465 - June 2021

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  Dental Update 490: 465-472

Restorative dentistry:  Resin-retained bridges: ten tips for success and an update on all-ceramic designs

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Abstract: Resin-retained bridges RRBs are a conservative and minimally invasive means of tooth replacement. The complex nature of planning for RRBs can be overlooked and may subsequently lead to poor outcomes. With ceramic RRBs gaining popularity, discussion surrounding how their preparation differs from that of conventional RRBs is imperative. This article provides an update on ceramic RRBs and highlights some tips for the general practitioner to improve the aesthetics and longevity of their bridges.

Clinical relevance: Tips to improve the aesthetics and longevity of bridges carried out in general practice are provided.

Author notes: Olivia Barraclough, BDS, MFDS RCSEd, Dental Core Trainee, Restorative Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute, Thomas Dennis, BDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasg), Specialty Dentist, Restorative Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute. Jaymit Patel, BSc, BDS, MFDS RCSGlas, PGCert, AFHEAb, Speciality Training Registrar, Restorative Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute. email:

Objective: to give an update on resin-retained bridges with clinical evidence-based tips and demonstrated with the use of clinical photography.