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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

September 1996
Volume 27 , Issue 9

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Clinical performance of preventive resin restorations placed in a hospital environment


Pages: 627-634
PMID: 9180420

This study was conducted retrospectively to evaluate the clinical performance of preventive resin restorations. Five hundred thirty-two restorations in 351 patients had been in the mouth for a mean of 16.5 +- 7.6 months. The clinical performance was determined with a modified version of the US Public Health Service rating system. In 79.9% of the restorations, the marginal discoloration was rate d as Alfa (no discoloration), while only 0.9% were scored as Charlie (discoloration pernetrating in a pulpal direction). The marginal adaptation was rated as Oscar (fully sealed) in 28.4% of restorations; in only 0.4% of restorations, rated as Charlie or Delta, was the dentin or base exposed. In 98.3% of the restorations evaluated, the anatomic form was rated as Alfa (continuous with existing anatomic form). Recurrent caries was associated with 2.3% of the restorations. Chi-squared tests failed to reveal any statistically significant relationships between the clinical performance of the restorations and the length of time in the mouth.

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