Ribbond Ultra Refill Orthodontic
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 fibres, enhanced bondability and patented cross-link lock-stitch leno weave makes the strength and fracture toughness of Ribbond reinforced prostheses unsurpassed by other fibre reinforcements.
It is made from the same super tough fibres used to make bullet proof vests and light weight armour protection for military aircraft. The advantage of using these fibres is that unlike glass fibres that are brittle, the Ribbond fibres mode of failure is not generally fracturing during clinical use.
Ribbond is translucent, practically colourless and disappears within the composite or acrylic without show-through. Not only does Ribbond offer excellent aesthetics, its translucency also allows the use of light cured composites.
The Ribbond-Ultra was introduced in 2013 and is 0.12mm thick. It is the thinnest of all Ribbond fiber reinforcement ribbons. It has the highest flexural modulus and has a greater peak load than the Ribbond THM and and is more adaptable. It lays flatter against the teeth which creates a thinner bond line to the teeth.
The technique for use is the same with this materials. Most Dentists prefer the Ribbond-Ultra as it is easiest to use, resulting in thinner and more comfortable prostheses for the patients, and counter intuitively the thinner Ribbond materials have higher strength qualities
68cm of 1mm wide Ribbond Ultra
Ribbond reinforcement fibers have an indefinate shelf life.