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

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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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Fibre posts: failure rates and restoration type

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This review of complication in teeth restored with fibre posts only included 4 small studies providing little evidence to inform clinical practice

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Biting on soft acrylic wafer during orthodontic appliance debond may reduce the pain experienced

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Pain and discomfort is often reported by patients undergoing orthodontic treatment and has been cited as a reason for failure to complete treatment.  Removal of fixed appliances could be painful and it has been suggested that an intrusive bite force may stabilize teeth allowing greater resistance of torsional forces.  The aim of this study was [read the full story…]