Stabilizing periodontally compromised teeth with glass fiber-reinforced composite resin – case report

Carla Kuroki Kawamoto Pereira, Vanara Florêncio Passos, Sérgio Luís da Silva Pereira

Abstract


The tooth mobility due to periodontal bone loss can cause masticatory discomfort, mainly in protrusive movements in the region of the mandibular anterior teeth. Thus, the splinting is a viable alternative to keep them in function satisfactorily. Objective: This study aimed to demonstrate, through a clinical case with medium-term following-up, the clinical application of splinting with glass fiber-reinforced composite resin. Case report: Female patient, 73 years old, complained about masticatory discomfort related to the right mandibular lateral incisor. Clinical and radiographic evaluation showed grade 2 dental mobility, bone loss and increased periodontal ligament space. The proposed treatment was splinting with glass fiber-reinforced composite resin from the right mandibular canine to left mandibular canine. Results: Four-year follow-up showed favorable clinical and radiographic results with respect to periodontal health and maintenance of functional aspects. Conclusion: The splinting with glass fiber-reinforced composite resin is a viable technique and stable over time for the treatment of tooth mobility.


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