Application of a metal bonding system in fabrication of a collarless composite veneered fixed partial denture: A case report

Hiroyasu Koizumi, DDS, PhD,a,b Mariko Nishimaki, DDS,a Kiyoshi Nagano, PhD,c and Hideo Matsumura, DDS, PhDa,b

aDepartment of Fixed Prosthodontics, bDivision of Advanced Dental Treatment, Dental Research Center, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, and cNagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan

This case report describes application of a metal bonding system in fabrication of a composite resin veneered fixed partial denture (FPD) with reduced retentive structure. A four-unit framework was fabricated with a silver- palladium-copper-gold alloy (Castwell M.C.12). The surface to be veneered was air-abraded with alumina, followed by priming with a metal adhesive agent (V-Primer). The framework was then veneered with a light-polymerized composite material (Cesead). The completed FPD was seated with a glass ionomer luting agent (HY-Bond Glass Ionomer). After an observation period of five years and two months, the FPD was functioning satisfactorily. The technique described here is applicable in fabrication of composite veneered restorations for vital abutment teeth. (Asian Pac J Dent 2012; 12: 7-10.)

Key Words: adhesive, primer, silver-palladium-copper-gold alloy, thione