Hiroshi Shimizu, DDS, PhD, and Yutaka Takahashi, DDS, PhD
Division of Removable Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan
This clinical report describes the procedure to make a continuous anterior-posterior resin-bonded fixed partial denture (RBFPD) incorporated with an existing adjacent posterior RBFPD. A new design was used to make a posterior three-unit silver-palladium-copper-gold alloy RBFPD for a 49-year-old man. Six years after the RBFPD was seated, the tooth next to the RBFPD was extracted. A second three-unit RBFPD made of the same alloy was incorporated with the existing adjacent RBFPD. Consequently, a continuous five-unit RBFPD was created and has been functioning without any problem for more than three years after the seating of the second RBFPD. (Int Chin J Dent 2006; 6: 45-47.)
Key Words: adhesive, metal conditioner, resin-bonded fixed partial denture, silver-palladium-copper-gold alloy.