EDWIN SEVER BECHIR, MARIANA PACURAR, TUDOR ALEXANDRU HANTOIU, ANAMARIA BECHIR, OANA SMATREA, ALEXANDRU BURCEA, CHERANA GIOGA, MONICA MONEA ASPECTS IN EFFECTIVENESS OF GLASS- AND POLYETHYLENE-FIBRE REINFORCED COMPOSITE RESIN IN PERIODONTAL SPLINTING The aim of study was to evaluate some aspects in the clinical effectiveness of fibre-reinforced composite resin periodontal splints on mobile teeth. Fibres-reinforced composite resin retainers are recommended likewise in the treatment of teeth mobility. The study group was formed by a total of 62 patients, which presented first and second mobility degrees of anterior teeth (436 included teeth into research). 42 patients belonging to the experimental group with periodontal splinting, benefited by Interlig-Angelus glass-fibers and Ribbond-Seattle polyethylene-fibres reinforced composite resin splints (295 splinted teeth and 50 splints). The used composite resin was represented by Vertise™ Flow-Kerr. 20 patients (141 teeth) represented the control group, without splinting. All included patients followed periodic monitoring visits (after a week and at one month, for a period of 6 months), in order to evaluate the detaching degree/adhesive failure of reinforced composite resin splints and the reducing of dental mobility degree. The results of study revealed that between the two types of immobilization splints there was no significant difference in the degree of separation/adhesion failure, in the acceptability or in the patient’s comfort. Both types of fiber-reinforced composite resin periodontal splints had beneficial effects in decreasing the degree of dental mobility and it was remarked their aesthetic acceptability, respectively the patient’s comfort.
Keywords: composite resin, glass- and polyethylene-fibers, periodontal splinting