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Reasons for Placement and Replacement of Composite Dental Restorations in an Adult Population in Greece

Nikolaos Andreas CHRYSANTHAKOPOULOS ; Specijalizant maksilofacijalne i oralne kirurgije, 401 Vojna bolnica u Ateni, Grčka


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Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the reasons for placement and replacement of defective resin-based composite (RBC) restorations and the associations between placed and replaced composite restorations by gender, type of cavity, tooth type and longevity of replaced ones. Materials and Methods: Study population consisted of 700 patients, 310 males and 390 females, aged 18 to 58 years old who sought dental treatment in a private practice in Greece. All subjects were clinically examined and the number of decayed teeth (primary caries) and failed-restored teeth was calculated for each patient. In addition the association between placed and replaced composite restorations and the following aspects was assessed: gender, cavity type and tooth type. Statistical analysis was accomplished by using chi-square test. Results: The total number of restorations placed were 904, 524 (57.7%) were placed for first time while 380 (32.3%) were replaced. Primary caries was the most frequent reason for the placement of new composite resin restorations (63%) followed by tooth discolouration (15%) and tooth fracture (14%) while the main reasons for replaced resin composite restorations were secondary caries (42%), discolouration (32%) and loss of filling (20%). The median longevity of the replaced resin composite restorations was approximately 4 years (42%). Conclusions: Dental caries, primary and secondary, was the principle reason for placed and replaced resin composite restorations followed by tooth discolouration. Therefore, patients at a high risk of developing caries may require more frequent dental care to ensure that new and recurrent carious lesions are prevented.

Ključne riječi

Dental Caries, Composite Resins, Dental Restorations Wear

Hrčak ID:

62087

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/62087

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