Glass fibre for splinting teeth
Glass fibres embedded in resin produces a high-strength composite most typically employed in the aerospace sector, reinforcing high-performance structures such as the tail of the Airbus A380 or the Space Shuttle liquid oxygen system. Czech company ADM has adapted this material to dentistry, producing a new product called Dentapreg. These are supportive dental strips and pins, used in place of more traditional wires for minimally invasive surgery, such as splinting loose teeth together to increase their strength. The company has distributors in 19 countries worldwide.
Last update: 13 November 2012