Original large-particle composites exhibited poor wear characteristics. With the packable composites, there has been a reintroduction of large particles. The clinical wear characteristics of such packable composites are relatively unknown. The purpose of this study was to compare wear between two types of packable composites: Alert (Jeneric Pentron) and Surefil (Dentsply Caulk). Each material was compared with and without a surface sealant. Fifty-two subjects were included. Subjects had to have two to four eligible teeth, be 21 years of age, in good health and in need of moderate to large class 2 restorations on molars, and/or a two-surface class 1 on molars. Wear was assessed, using the Moffa-Lugassy (ML) scale, by evaluating stone models made from polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) impressions taken at baseline and 6 months. Rating was done by four calibrated examiners using a forced consensus model. The use of a surface sealant with Alert significantly reduced the median wear rate at 6 months compared with that of the SureFil restorations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Oral Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
- Clinical trial
- Composite resin
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