Ribbond prostheses are strong and maintain their strength with continued use
Ribbond prevents fracture failures in dental composites and acrylics. Ribbond prostheses are strong and maintain their strength with continued use. They are tough and durable. Ribbond's unique combination of ultra-high strength fibers, enhanced bondability and patented cross-link lock-stitch leno weave makes the strength and fracture toughness of Ribbond reinforced prostheses unsurpassed by other fiber reinforcements.
Having virtually no memory, Ribbond adapts to the contours of the teeth and dental arch. For example; when making a periodontal splint, Ribbond tucks in interproximally without rebounding. In addition, unlike loosely braided or bundles of unidirectional fibers, Ribbond does not spread or fall apart when manipulated.
Since fiber reinforced resin structures derive their strength primarily from making laminates, high manageability and lack of memory is essential for close and accurate layering of the fibers. Inaccurate fiber placement results in voids or excessive composite on the tensile side of the fibers that will be prone to fracturing.
Ribbond is made from the same ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers used to make bulletproof vests. These fibers far exceed the breaking point of fiberglass and are so tough that specially made scissors are required to cut them. Unlike Kevlar, Ribbond's fibers absorb less moisture than the dental resins
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