Results: 272

For: restorative dentistry

Inlay-retained fixed dental prosthesis have acceptable 3-yr survival rate suggests review

Missing premolar

This review of inlay-retained fixed dental prosthesis included 11 small mainly observational studies. The studies suggest a 3-yr survival rate of 92.6% (95% CI: 85.8-97.6%) and 5-yr survival rate of 87.9% (95% CI: 77.4-96.1%). However because of the low quality of the available studies and the wide range of inlay designs, framework materials, surface treatments and cement systems used means that the results should be interpreted cautiously.

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Endodontics or extraction and implant for the pulpally involved tooth?

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45 studies are included in this review of endodontic treatment or implants for the pulpally involved tooth. The studies are are observational with few comparative studies and while they summarise success rates for various treatments they should be interpreted cautiously. High quality comparative studies are needed as well as agreement on common reporting outcomes.

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Denture stomatitis: some evidence for nystatin and disinfecting agents

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This review of interventions for the management of denture stomatitis identified 35 RCTs. A majority of the RCTs were at high risk of bias. The findings suggest that nystatin and disinfecting agents have a positive effect but the results should be viewed cautiously because of the quality of the available evidence

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Fibre-reinforced composites fixed partial dentures – survival rates

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9 studies were included in this review of fibre-reinforced composites fixed partial dentures. Only 3 of the included studies were prospective and were considered to be moderate quality. Good survival rates were seen at 4-5years.

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‘All-on-4®’ treatment concept: current evidence limited

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This systematic review of the ‘All-on-4®’ concept for fixed full arch restoration includes 24 studies of limited quality is considered here by Mark-Steven Howe.

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Sinus lift with dental implants: to graft or not to graft

Dilemma

The Scottish Dental Registrars on a recent review of dental implants combined with sinus augmentation (sinus lift): what is the merit of bone grafting?

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Extra-oral implants: barclips versus magnets

The study highlighted a lack of evidence about what CMHT services work for older people.

Mark Steven Howe considers this review of extra-oral implant retention. 12 mainly retrospective studies were included providing limited data from which to drawn conclusions regarding the best retention system.

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Dental pulp testing: insufficient evidence to evaluate clinical performance

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This review of pulp sensibility and vitality tests identified 8 studies (4 Cohorts, 4 Case-controlled) . The number of studies matching the inclusion criteria did not provide a sufficient foundation to evaluate the clinical performance of pulp vitality tests.

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Rigid and non-rigid connections between implants and teeth: biological and technical complications.

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Mark-Steven Howe assesses a systematic review looking at the impact of rigid and non-rigid connectors between natural teeth and implants on the biological, functional and/or the prosthetic complication rates. Ten mainly retrospective studies were included providing limited evidence that needs to be interpreted cautiously.

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