Cavity liners for posterior resin based composites?

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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?

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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

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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…]