The longevity of amalgam versus compomer/composite restorations in posterior primary and permanent teeth

Soncini, Jennifer Ann; Maserejian, Nancy Nairi; Trachtenberg, Felicia; Tavares, Mary; Hayes, Catherine
June 2007
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jun2007, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p763
Academic Journal
The article reports on a randomized controlled clinical trials on the safety of dental amalgam restorations on children in the U.S. and Portugal. Such study involved the search for alternatives that are suitable to the children's posterior primary teeth or preferable for permanent teeth due to controversial use of mercury-containing amalgam in the past concerning durability. Results revealed that compomer/composite restorations have greater replacement rates than amalgam restorations.


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