Purpose: To evaluate the retention of restorations placed in non-undercut, noncarious cervical lesions using One-Up Bond F and Palfique Estelite resin composite. Materials and Methods: Fifty-one non-undercut, noncarious cervical lesions were restored with One-Up Bond F and Palfique Estelite in 15 patients (mean age 57.7 years). Teeth were cleaned with pumice and water and restored following the manufacturers instructions. Restorations were evaluated at 6 months, 1 and 2 years for presence or absence, and for the degree of marginal staining using standardized colour photographs for comparison. Results: At 1 year, 42 restorations were evaluated, and all were intact. Slight marginal staining was observed in three restorations. At 2 years, 37 restorations were evaluated from 11 patients, and all were intact. Marginal staining was observed around nine restorations. ANOVA for marginal staining showed a significant increase of staining at both the enamel and cervical margins over the 2 years of the study. No caries was detected in association with any restoration. Conclusion: Although a number of restorations could not be evaluated, the retention of 100% at 2 years showed very good promise for the treatment of noncarious cervical lesions. The marginal staining was limited to a small number of patients.
Keywords: clinical study, noncarious cervical lesion, dentin bonding