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For: restorative dentistry

Narrow v regular diameter dental implants for mandibular overdentures


This review comparing the use of narrow-diameter and regular diameter dental implants for supporting mandibular overdentures included 8 studies reported in 12 publications. While the findings suggest no differences between narrow and regular implants supporting mandibular overdentures the findings should be viewed cautiously as the quality of evidence is limited in quality and quantity and also short-term in nature.

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Tilted implants to support fixed partial dentures


This review of marginal bone loss and implant survival rate of tilted implants compared with those of axial implants for implant-supported fixed partial dentures (ISFPDs) included 9 studies. The findings suggest no different in survival rates between the two implant types but the possibility of more marginal bone loss with tilted implants.The quality of evidence is low.

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Intraoral scanning v conventional impressions – patient related outcomes

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This review comparing patient-related outcomes of intraoral scanning and conventional impression methods included 13 studies. Nine of the included studies were RCTs and all were considered to be at unclear risk of bias. The findings indicated a patient preference for digital scanning over conventional impression techniques.

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Coronal microleakage prevention after root canal treatment

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This review of the efficiency of orifice barriers in preventing coronal microleakage after root canal treatment included 18 in-vitro studies. The findings suggest the placement of an orifice barrier helped prevent coronal leakage. However the relevance of this to the clinical environment remains to be examined.

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Implant diameter and survival rates


This review comparing implant and prosthetic survival with narrrow and regular dental implant diameters included 7 studies.The findings suggest no differences between the two types of implant but 5 of the 7 studies are retrospective and only 4 have a follow-up period of 5 years of more.

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Composite resin restorations – incremental or bulk fill?


This review of the clinical effectiveness of bulk-fill versus incrementally layered conventional resin composites included 18 RCTs. Owing to the variety of composite materials and bonding systems used a narrative summary was presented with the findins suggesting no important differences between incremental and bulk-fill techniques.

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Restorative treatments for caries lesions – ADA guideline

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In this blog we take a look at the latest clinical practice guideline from the American Dental Association on restorative treatments for primary and permanent teeth with moderate and advanced caries.

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Root canal treatment outcomes and pulpal status


This review comparing the effectiveness of root canal treatment outcomes in teeth with a vital pulp versus a necrotic pulp included 28 studies. No differences between vital and necrotic pulps were seen for tooth survival. No studies reported on tooth function, adverse effects or oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL).

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Photodynamic therapy in primary teeth root canal therapy?


This review of the efficacy of adjunctive photodynamic therapy (PDT) on root canal treatment in primary teeth included 4 studies. The included studies were small and of short duration and lacked clinically relevant outcomes. Larger high quality well conducted studies with follow up periods of at least 12 months are needed to assess the role of PDT in primary teeth.

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Pulpotomy in permanent teeth with bioactive materials


This review evaluating the evaluate the success rate of pulpotomies on permanent teeth using ProRoot MTA, compared to calcium hydroxide or other bioceramic cements included 16 RCTs. The findings suggest better outcomes with MTA than calcium hydroxide. However 10 of the studies were at high risk of bias and the overall certainty of evidence was assessed as low.

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