- Using Ribbond in composite restorations greatly minimizes polymerization shrinkage; decreases the effects of c-factor; increases micro-tensile bond strength; and therefore reduces leakage and sensitivity.
- Ribbond bridges cracks in the teeth and eliminates split tooth syndrome.
- Ribbond prevents micro-cracks from coalescing into real cracks. It acts as a stress distributor and energy absorber.
- Studies show that when composite restorations containing Ribbond fail, they fail safely and can be retreated.
The links below reference published studies supporting these performance characteristics
C-Factor; Crack bridging; Cross cusp splinting; Monoblock in root canals
Micro leakage in over-flared canals - Additional micro-leakage photos
Note: Ribbond fibers are not radio opaque.