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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

November/December 2011
Volume 42 , Issue 10

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Conservative approaches for the management of failed resin-based posterior restorations: A case report

Flavia Pardo Salata Nahsan, DDS, MS/Gabriela Ulian Oliveira, DDS, MS/Juan Rommel Medina-Valdivia, DDS, MS/Eduardo Batista Franco, DDS, MS, PhD/Rafael Francisco Lia Mondelli, DDS, MS, PhD/Linda Wang, DDS, MS, PhD

Pages: 823827
PMID: 22025995

Composite resin restorations have been shown to be functionally reliable and esthetically acceptable to patients, primarily due to improvements in their chemicophysical characteristics. Nevertheless, clinical limitations, such as marginal discoloration, disadaptation, and microleakage, are observed in some patients with these restorations. The choice of treatment pursued to repair such restorations depends primarily on the analysis of the compromised restoration with regard to these aforementioned imperfections. The most common procedures invoked to treat compromised restorations include resurfacing, repairing the restoration with or without the use of surface sealants, and completely replacing the compromised restoration. This case report describes the proper implementation of a simple technique, known as composite resin posterior restoration, that yields a satisfactory outcome for patients who have been characterized with these clinical limitations. (Quintessence Int 2011;42:823827)

Key words: composite resin, conservative approach, posterior teeth

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