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Ribbond®-THM is an ultra-thin, ultra-strong bondable reinforcement ribbon that prevents fracture failures in dental composites and acrylics. Ribbond's strength and fracture toughness are unsurpassed by other fibre reinforcements thanks to...

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Item Number: 583900
Bondable Reinforcement Ribbon
Ribbond

Ribbond®-THM is an ultra-thin, ultra-strong bondable reinforcement ribbon that prevents fracture failures in dental composites and acrylics. Ribbond's strength and fracture toughness are unsurpassed by other fibre reinforcements thanks to a unique combination of ultra-high strength fibres, enhanced bondability and patented cross-link lock-stitch leno weave.

With its thinner profile, Ribbond -THM requires no additional tooth preparation. Once it is embedded in the resin of your choice, Ribbond-THM will stay in place and will adapt more closely to the teeth, guaranteeing a smoother surface. Once resin-treated, Ribbond-THM disappears in the restoration and becomes almost transparent.

Other features and benefits include:

  • Prevents costly fracture failures
  • Made from the same super tough fibres used to make bulletproof vests
  • Integrates chemically with dental resin
  • Blends esthetically with all shades of composite
  • Biocompatible
  • Excellent tooth adaptation with unsurpassed manageability, guaranteeing a smoother surface
  • 0.18 mm thick, available in widths of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 7mm and 1mm (for fixed orthodontic retainers)

Reality 4 Star Award

Ribbond Single Visit Bridge Technique

If clearance permits, a bridge can be made without preparation of the abutments. If there is not adequate space, shallow preparations might be necessary. The following shows the construction of a long-term bridge framework. For provisional bridges, one layer of Ribbond can be used.

  1. Prepare teeth for bonding and place a thin layer of composite on the teeth

    Ribbond Clinical Teeth Preparation
  2. Wet the Ribbond with bonding resin and place it spanning from one abutment to the other. Place the Ribbond so that it will be under the incisal edge of the pontic. Remove excess composite and cure.

    Ribbond Clinical Placement
  3. Place a thin layer of composite lingual to the first piece of Ribbond in the pontic section of the Ribbond framework.

    Ribbond Clinical Composite Lingual
  4. Wet a second piece of Ribbond and place it against the composite in the pontic section of the framework. Cure.

    Ribbond Clinical Second Placement
  5. The second Ribbond layer attaches over the first composite layer only to the proximal lingual angles of the teeth adjacent to the pontic.

    Ribbond Clinical Two Layers
  6. Cover Ribbond on abutments with composite. Cure.

    Ribbond Clinical Cover Composite
  7. Natural Tooth: Cut off the root of the extracted tooth and fill pulp chamber with composite. Build Ribbond framework. Prepare an undercut lingual groove on the extracted tooth. Bond natural tooth pontic to Ribbond framework with composite.

    Denture Tooth: Choose and shape denture tooth to fit in the edentulous area. Build Ribbond framework. Prepare an undercut lingual groove in denture tooth to fit the Ribbond framework. Use a small round burr to drill small holes in the pontic for extra mechanical retention. Sandblast groove for better mechanical retention. Bond denture tooth to pontic with composite.

    Composite Buildup: Build Ribbond framework. Build composite pontic onto Ribbond framework using standard composite technique.

    Ribbond Clinical Extraoral Tooth
  8. Finished bridge.

    Ribbond Clinical Finished Bridge

This video shows the technique for making a single visit anterior bridge using Ribbond reinforcement fibres.

Technique for periodontal splinting with Ribbond reinforcement fibre.

Ribbond mitigates the harmful effect of C-factor. Shrinkage of the composite against the tooth is dramatically reduced preventing gap formation, leakage, and sensitivity. Ribbond also bridges cracks and reinforces structurally compromised teeth.

This video offers a general introduction to Ribbond, explains how fibre reinforcements prevent fracture failures, compares Ribbond to other reinforcements, and ends with frequently asked questions.

Directly constructed anterior dental bridge with Ribbond fibre reinforcement. Part 1 of 2.

Directly constructed anterior dental bridge with Ribbond fibre reinforcement. Part 2 of 2.

Periodontal splinting technique with Ribbond-THM and scientific background.

Ribbond-THM Assorted Starter Kit (Item Number: 583900):

  • Ribbond-THM ribbons 22cm each of 2, 3, and 4 mm/0.18mm thick
  • 1 x Ribbond scissors (most scissors will not cut Ribbond)
  • Dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth
  • Instruction booklet and technique guide

Ribbond-THM 2mm Starter Kit (583902):

  • 68cm of 2mm wide Ribbond-THM
  • 1 x Ribbond scissors (most scissors will not cut Ribbond)
  • Dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth
  • Instruction booklet and technique guide

Ribbond-THM 3mm Starter Kit (583903):

  • 68cm of 3mm wide Ribbond-THM
  • 1 x Ribbond scissors (most scissors will not cut Ribbond)
  • Dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth
  • Instruction booklet and technique guide

Ribbond-THM 4mm Starter Kit (583904):

  • 68cm of 4mm wide Ribbond-THM
  • 1 x Ribbond scissors (most scissors will not cut Ribbond)
  • Dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth
  • Instruction booklet and technique guide

Ribbond-THM Orthodontic Starter Kit (583901):

  • 68cm of 1mm wide Ortho Ribbond-THM
  • 1 x Ribbond scissors (most scissors will not cut Ribbond)
  • Dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth
  • Instruction booklet and technique guide

Ribbond-THM Refill Packs:

  • Assorted (583500): 22cm each of 2, 3, and 4 mm/0.18mm thick, dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth & IFU
  • 2mm (583502): 68cm of 2mm wide Ribbond-THM, dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth & IFU
  • 3mm (583503): 68cm of 3mm wide Ribbond-THM, dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth & IFU
  • 4mm (583504): 68cm of 4mm wide Ribbond-THM, dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth & IFU
  • Orthodontic (583501): 68cm of 1mm Ortho Ribbond-THM, dead-soft tinfoil for pre-measuring in the mouth & IFU

Click here to view “Case Report: The Creation of a Soft Tissue Emergence Profile with a Long-Term Ribbond®-THM Provisional” Clinical Technique in Chairside Dental Magazine with Dr. Leendert Boksman, DDS, BSc, FADI, FICD, and Dr. Robert C. Margeas, DDS.

Click here to view the Ribbond MSDS.

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