Results: 312

For: restorative dentistry

Partial edentulism: The effect of prosthetic treatments on oral health-related quality of life

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23 studies were included in this review assessing the oral health-related quality of life (OHR- QoL ) of patients with partial edentulism after different dental prosthetic treatments. Both fixed tooth-supported and implant-supported dental prostheses improved OHR- QoL in the short and medium term.

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Proximal caries: seal or infiltrate early lesions?

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This review of micro-invasive treatments for proximal caries included 13 split-mouth RCTs. There was moderate quality evidence to support sealing in infiltration of early proximal caries compared with non-invasive treatments such as diet and bio-film management and topical fluorides.

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Vital pulp treatments in mature molars

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4 different vital pulp treatments for deep caries management of mature permanent molars were tested in this stud .The findings suggest that these techniques could be used but other approaches are available.

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Overdenture attachments systems: splinted or unsplinted?

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9 studies were included in this review of the effect of splinted or unsplinted overdenture attachment system on clinical outcomes. The findings suggest no difference however, the quality of the evidence is limited.

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Crown lengthening – Are outcomes stable?

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This review to assess if surgical crown lengthening produces stable clinical outcomes only identified 5 small trials all at high risk of bias

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Denture stomatitis: Is there a role for low-level laser therapy?

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This review of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of denture stomatitis only identified 4 small RCTs providing limited low quality evidence of clinical effectiveness.

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Regenerative endodontic treatment: Does apical diameter affect outcome?

By Drs. Ken Hargreaves and Obadah Austah, Dept of Endodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Ken Hargreaves, CC BY 3.0 us, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30784169

This review of regenerative endodontic treatment included 14 small observational studies of limited quality suggesting a possible influence of apical diameter on clinical outcomes.

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Dental adhesive systems: HEMA-free or HEMA-containing systems?

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22 RCTs were included in this review of the influence of the monomer HEMA in the formulation of dental adhesive systems suggests that HEMA-free adhesive systems do not have better clinical performance of the non-carious cervical lesion restorations than HEMA-containing systems.

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Inferior alveolar nerve block: can NSAIDs improve anaesthetic success?

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This review of the efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as premedication on the success of inferior alveolar nerve block includes 13 RCTs suggesting NSAIDs have a positive impact on success.

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Dental pulp testing methods: which is best?

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This review of dental pulp test accuracy included 28 studies. While the findings suggest that laser doppler flowmetry and pulse oximitery are the most accurate the quality of the available studies is low.

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