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A moderately favorable five-year success rate for resin-bonded bridges

Heather K. Hill, DDS; David Landwehr, DDS, MS; Steven Armstrong DDS, PhD .


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.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019