Effects of fiber-glass-reinforced composite restorations on fracture resistance and failure mode of endodontically treated molars

Jun 19, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Effects of fiber-glass-reinforced composite restorations on fracture resistance and failure mode of endodontically treated molars

Abstract Objectives The study evaluated the fracture resistance and fracture patterns of endodontically treated mandibular first molars restored with glass-fiber-reinforced direct composite restorations. Methods In total, 60 extracted intact first…

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Three-dimensional biofilm properties on dental bonding agent with varying quaternary ammonium charge densities

Jun 19, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Three-dimensional biofilm properties on dental bonding agent with varying quaternary ammonium charge densities

Abstract Objectives Tooth-restoration interfaces are the weak link with secondary caries causing restoration failure. The objectives of this study were to develop an antimicrobial bonding agent with dimethylaminododecyl methacrylate (DMAHDM),…

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An assessment of early colonisation of implant-abutment metal surfaces by single species and co-cultured bacterial periodontal pathogens

Jun 19, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on An assessment of early colonisation of implant-abutment metal surfaces by single species and co-cultured bacterial periodontal pathogens

Abstract Objective Numerous studies have proposed that smooth metal surfaces reduce initial bacterial attachment in the establishment of an early biofilm formation. However, these studies have largely examined single bacterial…

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Impact of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) on diagnostic thinking in endodontics of posterior teeth: A before- after study

Jun 19, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Impact of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) on diagnostic thinking in endodontics of posterior teeth: A before- after study

Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of limited volume CBCT upon diagnosis as part of endodontic management of posterior teeth. The null hypothesis that…

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Selective enamel etching in cervical lesions for self-etch adhesives: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jun 19, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Selective enamel etching in cervical lesions for self-etch adhesives: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Objectives To identify if selective etching of enamel (SEE) margins improves the retention rates and marginal discoloration of cervical composite restorations in non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) of adult patients….

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Direct versus indirect inlay/onlay composite restorations in posterior teeth. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jun 19, 2018 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Direct versus indirect inlay/onlay composite restorations in posterior teeth. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Objective To evaluate the long-term clinical performance of direct versus indirect composite inlays/onlays in posterior teeth. Data Screening for inclusion eligibility, quality assessment of studies and data extraction was…

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