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Durability of resin composite restorations in high C-factor cavities: A 12-year follow-up
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Dentistry, ISSN 0300-5712, E-ISSN 1879-176X, Vol. 38, no 6, 469-474 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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OBJECTIVE: Polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress has been considered as one of the main disadvantages of resin composite restorations. Cavities with high C-factors increase the risk for interfacial failures. Several restorative techniques have been suggested to decrease the shrinkage stress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the durability of techniques as oblique layering, indirect curing and/or a laminate with a poly-acid modified resin composite in direct Class I resin composite restorations in a 12-year follow-up. METHODS: Each of 29 patients received one or two pair(s) rather extensive Class I restorations. The first restoration was a poly-acid modified resin composite/resin composite sandwich restoration and the second a direct resin composite restoration. Both restorations, except for the laminate layer, were placed with oblique layering and two-step curing technique. 90 restorations were evaluated annually with slightly modified USPHS criteria during 12 years. RESULTS: At 12 years, 38 pairs were evaluated. Two cases of slight post-operative sensitivity were observed in one patient. A cumulative failure rate of 2.4% was observed for both the resin composite and the laminate restorations. One laminate restoration showed non-acceptable color match, but was not replaced and one resin composite restoration showed a chip fracture. Five restorations were replaced due to primary proximal caries. CONCLUSIONS: The high failure rate expected in the high C-factor Class I cavity, associated with polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress, were not observed. The techniques used resulted in an excellent durability for the Class I resin composite restorations.

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Elsevier, 2010. Vol. 38, no 6, 469-474 p.
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Clinical, C-factor, Dental materials, Light curing, Resin composite, Sandwich, Shrinkage stress
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32925DOI: 10.1016/j.jdent.2010.02.007ISI: 000278416500004PubMedID: 20193727OAI: diva2:306761
Available from: 2010-03-31 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2012-08-10Bibliographically approved

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