A moderately favorable five-year success rate for resin-bonded bridges Critical Summary Prepared by: Heather K. Hill, DDS; David Landwehr, DDS, MS; Steven Armstrong DDS, PhD 

A Critical Summary of:

A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of resin-bonded bridges after an observation period of at least 5 years

Pjetursson BE, Tan WC, Tan K, Bragger U, Zwahlen M, Lang NP. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2008;19(2):131-41

Published Date: 3/22/2010

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  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    The authors’ estimated 87.7 percent survival rate of resin-bonded bridges after five years is complicated by a 19.2 percent debonding rate of the veneers.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    The authors may have overestimated the survival rate because they inappropriately aggregated the results of prospective and retrospective studies and a significant number of subjects were lost to follow-up.

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