Complete dentures how long do they last?


This review of the longevity of complete dentures included 42 studies (22 cross-sectional ,22 cohort studies) mainly conducted in a university setting with the findings suggesting a longevity of 10.1 ±4.0 years.

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Cavity liners for posterior resin based composites?


This Cochrane review of liners under posterior composite restoration included 8 RCTs identifying little evidence to show that they reduced sensitivity and no evidence of an effect on longevity of restorations.

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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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What is the longevity of removable prosthodontics?


This rapid technology review of the longevity of removable dental prostheses focused on complete dentures and partial plastic or metal dentures. It included a small number of systematic reviews, which were of limited quality and based on a small number of small studies. While good 5 year survival rates were found, the quality of the evidence means that the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Posterior resin restorations: high survival at 4 years

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This review of 8 studies involving 910 posterior resin restorations in 420 patients found a survival rate at 4 years = 0.93 (95% CI; 0.91- 0.95). However, the overall quality of the evidence was low.

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Study suggest 84% survival of composite filings in children and adolescents after eight years

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The aim of this study was to assess the durability of Class I and class II composite resin restorations (CRR) in children and adolescents placed in Public Dental Health Service (PDHS ) clinics. The was a prospective study all children and adolescents up to 18 years treated between November 1998 and December 2002 in all [read the full story…]

Atraumatic restorative treatment had similar survival rates to conventional approaches in primary teeth but evidence limited


Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) involves the removal of so softened carious enamel and dentine with hand instruments and filling the cavity with a adhesive restorative material. Typically this is a high-viscous glass ionomer cement (GIC).   This approach was about 25 years ago  to provide care in less industrialised areas with high disease levels but is [read the full story…]