Continuous posterior resin-bonded fixed partial denture incorporated with existing adjacent resin-bonded fixed partial denture: A clinical report

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.