The effectiveness of compomer as a root-end filling: a clinical investigation
2004 (English)In: Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics, ISSN 1079-2104, E-ISSN 1528-395X, Vol. 97, no 4, 508-512 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective. This study investigates the treatment outcome of a root-end filling technique that uses a light-cured compomer combined with a light-cured dental adhesive.
Study design. The study used 34 single-rooted teeth restored with post, core, and crowns. A shallow concave apical preparation was filled with a light-cured compomer with a light-cured dental adhesive. As a control, a chemically cured glass ionomer was used with a conventional root-end preparation. A follow-up clinical and radiographic evaluation of the treatment result was conducted after 1 year.
Results. A significantly higher success rate (P\.015) was observed in the treatment group that used a compomer (89% complete healing) compared to glass ionomer (44% complete healing).
Conclusions. When used as a retrograde root filling in a shallow concave preparation, a light-cured compomer and a dental adhesive improves healing regardless of the quality of the remaining root filling.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 97, no 4, 508-512 p.
Research subject Odontology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47417DOI: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2003.12.023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-47417DiVA: diva2:442086