This case higlights the excellent versatility of fibre reinforced composites (FRCs). The broken tooth was not painful but was clearly unsightly and in need of restoration. Unfortunately there was very little space between the broken surface and the opposing teeth. Any attempt to restore this tooth with conventional techniques would have been very short term as the bite would have broken away any new restoration in no time at all. Using FRCs however we were able to replace the filling in the tooth behind and bond a direct restoration in place, stretching from the tooth behind to the tooth in front whilst simultaneously opening up the bite to generate more space. The work was completed in 1 visit and did not require a root canal filling in the broken tooth, which conventional techniques would have needed.
FRCs are changing how we approach dentistry as we are so often able to bond directly to teeth without having to first drill away sound tooth tissue to create room for the replacement materials. To my mind they will play an increasing role in modern restorative techniques and will only go from strength to strength.
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