A hybrid bonded bridge is a restoration that combines a traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) retainer with a resin-bonded retainer to provide both aesthetic and strength when one of the abutment teeth is minimally restored.
This type of bridge involves the use of one abutment tooth for a conventional PFM retainer at one end of the pontic, while the resin-bonded retainer is attached at the other end.
The resin-bonded retainer is used to conserve tooth tissue and provide strength. The male portion of the joint is often attached to the resin-bonded retainer to simplify maintenance.
These bridges should be used as fixed-movable not as fixed/fixed designs so that excess stress is not built up in the weaker, etch-retained cement lute, causing it to fail.
They are indicated for maxillary incisor replacement and mandibular incisor replacement, periodontal splints, and adolescents with single missing teeth, for traumatic or congenital reasons.
Hybrid bonded bridges guarantee a reliable, life-like restoration for patients. They are a perfect option for the anterior area of the mouth due to its highly aesthetic appearance.
Among the advantages, minimal tooth preparation is required, rebonding is possible, they are low cost, and most of the time anesthetic is not needed.