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Stimmelmayr, Michael; Stangl, Martin; Kremzow-Stangl, Judith; Krennmair, Gerald; Beuer, Florian; Edelhoff, Daniel; Güth, Jan-Frederik (2017): Precise Placement of Single-Retainer Resin-Bonded Fixed Dental Prostheses with an Innovative Splint Design. In: Journal of Prosthodontics-Implant Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry, Vol. 26, No. 5: pp. 359-363
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Single-retainer resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) are difficult to position due to the pressure of soft tissue at the pontic area and the single-retainer design. This clinical report describes an innovative technique for the insertion of single-retainer RBFDPs. An incisal inserting splint is used to position the RBFDPs reliably. With the help of grooves in the buccal and incisal area of the splint, the precise positioning of the splint on the adjacent teeth and the RBFDP can be controlled. Also, a hole in the retainer wing region of the splint gives access for pressure application on the wing during the bonding process. With the aid of this method, 25 single-retainer FBFDPs were inserted in the correct position in a case series. The splint described here allows the precise insertion of single-retainer RBFDPs and simplifies delivery.