Bourane Ambriss

Bourane Ambriss

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University

Dr. Bourane Ambriss graduated as a dental surgeon from the Lebanese University in 2008. After obtaining her diploma in Pediatric dentistry in 2011, Dr. Ambriss became a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Lebanese University. Since then, she has published several papers and lectured at local and international meetings.

Lecture title: Fiberglass Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry: Overview and Updates

Lecture abstract: Surveying with pediatric dentists across the globe, we experience the same frustrations with all existing pre-formed dental crowns on the market due to their limitations and pitfalls. Designed by a pediatric dentist, fiberglass reinforced resin crowns are becoming the new standard for dental restorations.

From an ease of use product to a true cosmetic perception that mimics the anatomy of a real tooth, these crowns exceed stainless steel, strip, and especially zirconia crowns. They have a unique flex-fit technology that hugs the tooth, avoiding the open margin (passive-fit) as well as being autoclavable and adjustable.

Taking advantages of their radiographic features, the radiolucent crowns allow the dentist to monitor the pulp of the tooth, the surrounding bone structures as well as the interproximal caries on adjacent teeth with no overlap, thus minimizing the exposure to radiation for the child. Being metal free product, these crowns enable patients with cancer to receive an MRI without issue. Furthermore, with a technique and preparation similar to stainless steel crowns, the time required for the restorative procedure is reduced.

A new research shedding the light on the versatile characteristics of fiberglass crowns and several clinical cases will be discussed in this lecture.