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Abstract

Conventional bridge frameworks of gold alloys are expensive. A method for preparing bridges from carbon/ graphite reinforced poly(methyl methacrylate) on titanium implants is described. After a separate in vitro investigation of both heat- and auto polymerized systems with different quantities of carbon/graphite fibres, the material system was selected. Clinical data on 11 patients with observation periods from 11 to 24 mnth indicated that the carbon/graphite fibre reinforced polymer bridges functioned satisfactorily.

 


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Implant-fixed, dental bridges from carbon/graphite fibre reinforced poly (methyl methacrylate)
Björk N, Ekstrand K, Ruyter IE
Biomaterials. 1986 Jan; 7(1): 73-75