Preimpregnated, fiber-reinforced prostheses. Part I. Basic rationale and complete-coverage and intracoronal fixed partial denture designs

Quintessence Int. 1998 Nov;29(11):689-96.


This is the first of two articles describing the development and use of a continuous fiber-reinforced composite as a framework for the fabrication of fixed partial dentures and splints. The chemical composition and physical structure of the fiber-reinforced composite, along with the progression and development of a variety of fiber-reinforced composite materials, are discussed. Criteria for case selection, tooth preparation, and the clinical and laboratory procedures required for partial- or complete-coverage fixed partial denture fabrication and delivery are described.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Composite Resins / chemistry*
  • Denture Design*
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed*
  • Glass*
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Tooth Preparation, Prosthodontic


  • Composite Resins
  • fiberglass