Chapter 01. Why RBFDPs went into single retainers
Chapter 02. When single-retainer RBFDPs are meaningful
Chapter 03. When single-retainer RBFDPs (alone) are not meaningful
Chapter 04. Excellent longevity of single-retainer RBFDPs
Chapter 05. Advantages and disadvantages of single-retainer RBFDPs
Chapter 06. When RBFDPs should bond durably
Chapter 07. Adequate diagnosis and treatment planning are essential
Chapter 08. Pretreatment is of utmost importance
Chapter 09. Metal-ceramic RBFDPs - concise
Chapter 10. All-ceramic RBFDPs - detailed
Chapter 11. To splint or not to splint - that is the question
Chapter 12. Replacement of canines and premolars
Chapter 13. After-care: Prevent problems - solve problems
Chapter 14. What you have to do to make it go wrong - the 10 most common mistakes in the application of RBFDPs
Chapter 15. Appendix
Nowadays, single-retainer metal-ceramic and all-ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) often present a true minimally invasive alternative to single-tooth implants or other conventional prosthetic methods. Their excellent clinical outcome has been proven by several recently published long-term studies.
With a growing body of evidence to show that implants placed in the esthetic zone of younger patients present a high risk of esthetic problems in later years, RBFDPs made from zirconia ceramics are experiencing a great renaissance.
This book details in a concise and precise manner what must be considered and what must be avoided to achieve successful single-retainer RBFDPs to replace incisors. Although the method is technically sensitive, it is simple and extremely reliable when adequate procedures are used. The practitioner can also replace canines and premolars using the principles outlined in the text. Numerous high-quality illustrations detail the procedures necessary for metal-ceramic and all-ceramic RBFDPs. The various illustrated cases, some with 20 years and more of follow up, document the development of the success model for RBFDPs.