Single restorations on root filled posterior teeth

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5 studies at high risk of bias were included in this review of the success of restoration in posterior root filled teeth findings suggest that the more tooth remaining teh better the treatment outcome.

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Amalgam outperforms composite in range of posterior cavity types

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This review of failure rate of single-unit prostheses versus direct restorations in vital posterior teeth included 14 studies (5 RCTs) finding that composite had a significantly higher failure rate than amalgams, regardless of the remaining tooth structure. For teeth with fewer than 2 remaining walls, direct restorations presented significantly higher failure rates than crowns .

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Composite restorations: no difference in longevity with direct or indirect placement

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This review of the clinical performance of direct and indirect resin composite restorations in permanent teeth included 9 small RCTs . The findings suggest no difference in clinical longevity but the evidence is limited.

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Root filled teeth: crown or fill? The evidence is limited

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This update of a 2012 Cochrane review of the effectiveness of crowns or conventional fillings for root filled teeth found insufficient evidence to assess the effectiveness of either approach.

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Trial shows similar survival for direct and indirect resin composite restoration of fractured cusps

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Cusp fractures of restored posterior teeth are a frequent occurrence with the majority being reported as being supra gingival.  While crowing the tooth is a conventional treatment approach it does require removal of substantial tooth substance.  Adhesive restorations are a potential alternative approach and can be undertaken using direct or indirect approaches.  The aim of [read the full story…]