Resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses: 5 year survival and complication rates

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This review of survival and complication rates of resin-bonded fixed dental prosthesis included 209 studies. The findings suggest overall survival rates of 91.3 % (95%CI; 88–93.7) . The quality of the available studies suggest that this should be interpreted cautiously.

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Amalgam has lower failure rate than composite in restorations

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8 studies were included in this review comparing amalgam with composite in posterior restorations. There was a statistically significant benefit in favour of amalgam for both restoration failure and secondary caries.

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Review finds glass ionomer had lowest annual failure rate in non-carious cervical lesions

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Non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) are saucer or wedge-shaped defects that appear along the cementum-enamel junction as a result of gradual loss of dental tissues in the absence of caries. Their aetiology has not been fully clarified. NCCLs are restored using adhesive materials glass-ionomers and their resin-modified version, poly-acid modified composites (known as ‘compomers’), composite and [read the full story…]

Review of dental implant loading within 24hours suggests no difference in annual failure rates compare to conventional loading

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While the use of dental implants has become more routine there is still discussion around the most appropriate time for loading implants. The aim of this review was to compare annual failure rates and marginal bone level changes of implants loaded within 24 hours compared with conventional loading. Searches were conducted in Medline and the [read the full story…]