OANA TANCULESCU, ADRIAN DOLOCA, RALUCA MARIA VIERIU, FLORENTINA MOCANU, GABRIELA IFTENI, ANCA VITALARIU, SORINA SOLOMON, NICOLETA IOANID, GIANINA IOVAN LOAD-BEARING CAPACITY OF DIRECT INLAY-RETAINED FIBRE-REINFORCED COMPOSITE FIXED PARTIAL DENTURES WITH DIFFERENT CROSS-SECTIONAL PONTIC DESIGN
The load-bearing capacity and fracture pattern of direct inlay-retained FRC FDPs with two different cross-sectional designs of the ponticwere tested. The aim of the study was to evaluate a new fibre disposition. Two types of composites, Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative and Filtek Z250 (3M/ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA), and one braided polyethylene fibre, Construct (Kerr, USA) were used. The results of the study suggested that the new tested disposition of the fibres prevented in some extend the delamination of the composite on buccal and facial sides of the pontic and increased the load-bearing capacity of the bridges.