Clinical Criteria For Successful Composite Restorations - A Review

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 B.D.S, II yr Post Graduate student, Department of Conservative Dentistry &Endodontics,Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100.Tamil Nadu, India

2 M.D.S, Reader Department of Conservative Dentistry &Endodontics,Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100.Tamil Nadu, India

3 M.D.S, Professor Department of Conservative Dentistry &Endodontics,Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100.Tamil Nadu, India

4 M.D.S, Professor M.D.S, Professor Department of Conservative Dentistry &Endodontics,Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100.Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Dental caries is one of the major problem despite the decrease in its prevalence worldwide and dental clinicians spend most of the time placing restorations to replace the lost dental structure due to the progression of caries. Dental composites in the last few decades have developed from an inferior resin material to a superior material of choice for restoration of highly aesthetic, anterior restorations and durable posterior in direct restorative dentistry. Most of the recent dental composite materials are either based on a light-curing technology or a dual mechanism of light- and self-curing technology. Many clinical methods have been proposed for the reduction of shrinkage stress such as curing light intensity, application of flowable resin liner, incremental layering techniques and indirect resin restoration. The curing of dental composites represents a very complex process. The dentist needs to be aware of the limitations and factors affecting this process. Clinical behaviour of composite restorations when placed using effective isolation with cotton rolls and aspiration, along with proper technique of curing greatly improves the longevity of this direct restoration.

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