Fiber-Reinforced Composites in Dentistry: Enhancing structural integrity and aesthetic appeal

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Rama Krishna Alla

Gnana Siva Sai Jaya Lakshmi Sanka
Udaya Sri Naga Gayatri Saridena

Alluri Venkata Ramaraju
Satyanarayana Raju Mantena


This review explored the recent advancements in fiber-reinforced composites (FRCs) within the context of restorative dentistry. Dental composites have undergone significant transformations, with FRCs emerging as a groundbreaking development at the intersection of aesthetics and mechanical performance. The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the innovative strategies employed in FRCs to address the challenges of polymerization shrinkage, wear resistance, mechanical strength, and aesthetics. FRCs, composed of fiber reinforcements strategically aligned within a resin matrix, offer enhanced flexural strength, fracture toughness, and wear resistance, essential for the longevity of dental restorations. The review further explored the dynamic relationship between fiber alignment and restoration design, highlighting the adaptability of FRCs for varied applications, from post and core restorations to bridges and splints. Through an intricate interplay of materials science and clinical demands, FRCs have revolutionized dental composites by seamlessly integrating form and function. This review underscores the transformative potential of FRCs in restorative dentistry, shedding light on the path to enhanced clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Alla, R. K., Sanka, G. S. S. J. L., Saridena, U. S. N. G., Ramaraju, A. V., Raju, M., & Mantena, S. R. (2023). Fiber-Reinforced Composites in Dentistry: Enhancing structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. International Journal of Dental Materials, 5(3), 78–85.
Author Biographies

Rama Krishna Alla, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Dental Materials, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Gnana Siva Sai Jaya Lakshmi Sanka, Vishnu Dental College

Undergraduate student, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Udaya Sri Naga Gayatri Saridena, Vishnu Dental College

Undergraduate student, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Alluri Venkata Ramaraju, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

MAKV Raju, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Satyanarayana Raju Mantena, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.


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