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Stabilizing Periodontally Compromized Teeth with Polyethylene Fibre Splint: A Case Report
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2015;11(2):125-127
Published online June 30, 2015;  https://doi.org/10.15236/ijcpd.2015.11.2.125
© 2015 Korean Academy of Preventive Dentistry.

Ruchi Singla1, Rahul Grover2

1Dr HSJ Institute of Dental Science and Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, India
Correspondence to: Ruchi Singla
Dr HSJ Institute of Dental Science and Hospital, Punjab University, Vidya Path, Sector 25, Chandigarh, 160014, India.
Tel: +91-9915772837, Fax: +91-1722693987, E-mail: dr.ruchisingla@gmail.com
Received November 4, 2013; Revised June 18, 2015; Accepted June 30, 2015.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
The aim of this article is to present a case of splinting periodontally compromised mandibular right anterior teeth with polyethylene fibre reinforced composite splint-ribbond. A 34-year-old male with Grade II mobile mandibular right anterior teeth splinted with ribbond. Different materials have been successfully used for splinting which include-composite, wire and composite and fibre reinforced splints. In order to fulfill both the periodontal and restorative needs, ribbons and fibers were developed that could be reinforced with composite resin to form thin-but-strong splints. These splints are more stable and durable than the approaches of splinting used in the past.
Keywords : polyethylene, ribbond, splints, tooth mobility
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