Complete dentures how long do they last?

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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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Improving the bond between glass ceramics and resin-based materials: Does an adhesive layer help?

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In this blog Thibault Colloc looks at a review of in-vitro studies looking at the influence of an adhesive layer application on the bond strength of etched and silanized glass ceramics to resin-based materials.

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Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation: Bonding to Adhesive Materials

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Manas Dave in his debut blog for the Dental Elf looks at a review on bonding of adhesive materials to molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) affected enamel. 10 studies were included only 4 of which were clinical so the findings need to be interpreted cautiously.

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Endocrowns: A review of success and survival rates

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Thibault Colloc looks at a systematic review that assesses whether endocrowns are an appropriate restorative option with a predictable outcome for extensively damaged endodontically treated teeth

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Gingival displacement: Conventional cord versus cordless techniques

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Thibault Colloc in his first blog for the Dental Elf looks at this review comparing gingival displacement with conventional cords and cordless techniques. The findings suggest that the sulcus width displacement is increased with cord technique compared to cordless technique but the available studies are all at high risk of bias.

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Cracked teeth: Outcomes after endodontic treatment

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This review of the success and survival rate of endodontically treated cracked posterior teeth included 7 retrospective studies suggesting a 1 year survival rate of 88% (95%CI; 81% – 94%).

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Dental implants: Short or standard for single-crown restoration in posterior jaw?

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This review comparing whether implant supported crowns on short or standard implants have similar clinical outcomes in the posterior alveolar bone included 5 RCTs. the findings suggested no differences at one year but that shorter implants performed less well at 5 years.

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Smoking and dental implant failure

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This review of whether there was an increased risk of dental implant failure in heavy smokers compared with light smokers included 23 studies the majority being retrospective studies. The findings suggest that the risk of implant failure was elevated with an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked per day but the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Non-carious cervical lesions: How common are they in adults?

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This review of the worldwide prevalence of non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) in adults included 26 cross-sectional studies providing a weighted prevalence estimate estimate of 46.7 %(95%CI; 38.2 to 55.3 %).

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Potassium iodide: Does it reduce silver diamine fluoride induced tooth staining?

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This review of the effectiveness of potassium iodide (KI) in reducing staining after silver diamine fluoride use identified just 6 studies 5 of which were conducted in-vitro providing little clinically relevant evidence for the use of KI.

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