Clinical Evaluation of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Restorations in Posterior Teeth - Results of 2.5 Year Follow-up
Johanna Tanner1, 4, Mimmi Tolvanen2, Sufyan Garoushi3, 4, *, Eija Säilynoja3, 5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 476
Last Page: 485
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-12-476
Article History:Received Date: 26/3/2018
Revision Received Date: 25/5/2018
Acceptance Date: 10/6/2018
Electronic publication date: 29/6/2018
Collection year: 2018
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of posterior composite restorations reinforced by bulk base of short-fiber composite (everX Posterior, GC Corporation).
Thirty-six short fiber-reinforced composite restorations were placed in premolar and molar teeth of 33 patients. Eight of the teeth were vital and 28 were non-vital. Average follow up time of the restorations was 30.6 months (2.5 years), ranging from 16.2 to 51.3 months (1.3 - 4.3 years).
One restoration failed during the follow-up period due to secondary caries, at time point 39.5 months. Three fillings had minor fractures during the follow-up. The overall survival rate of the restorations was 97.2% and success rate (no maintenance needed) was 88.9%, respectively.
Posterior composite restorations with a bulk base of short-fiber composite showed good clinical performance in the short term evaluation.