International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research
ISSN (Print): 2333-1135 ISSN (Online): 2333-1259 Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/ijdsr Editor-in-chief: Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone
Open Access
Journal Browser
Go
International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2015, 3(3), 72-78
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-3-3-7
Open AccessArticle

Placement of Posterior Composite Restorations in Palestine Dental Practices: Techniques, Problems, and Attitudes

Tarek H. Rabi1,

1Al-Quds University, Palestine

Pub. Date: May 31, 2015

Cite this paper:
Tarek H. Rabi. Placement of Posterior Composite Restorations in Palestine Dental Practices: Techniques, Problems, and Attitudes. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2015; 3(3):72-78. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-3-3-7

Abstract

The management of posterior teeth damaged due to various factors has undergone considerable improvement over the years. Every year, dental technology and materials are advancing. One such advancement is steady replacement of amalgam with composites. This study was done to evaluate the attitude and techniques employed by general dental practitioners of Palestine during restoration of posterior teeth with composite. A questionnaire to evaluate the attitude of the Palestinian dental practitioners was distributed to 200 dentists in a local dental conference. The questionnaire consisted of general questions such as gender and years of experience as well as specific questions related to posterior composites placement such as techniques used while placement, problems encountered and factors affecting the placement of restoration in posterior teeth. 123 responses were obtained with a response rate of 61.5%. Esthetics seems to be the prime factor affecting the choice of material for posterior teeth restoration followed by patient’s preference. As per the study, moisture control is the most affecting factor of the placement of posterior composites and is suggested to be the most common problem encountered during placement of composites in the teeth. Incremental curing is a regularly used practice as per 63.4% participants. Mostly, universal matrix is used for the composite placement. For the wedging between the teeth, wooden wedges were preferred by majority of the general dental practitioners of Palestine. LED is found to be the most commonly used light cure source for the curing of composites. From this study, it can be concluded that more and more general dental practitioners in Palestine are using composites for the restoration of posterior teeth. Still there is a scope of continued improvement in this field.

Keywords:
composites posterior restorations esthetic restorations amalgam safety posterior composite restoration

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

References:

[1]  Deligeorgi V, Mjor IA, Wilson NH. An overview of reasons for the placement and replacement of restorations. Prim Dent Care.8(1): 5-11.2008.
 
[2]  Palmer C. “Good progress reported in mercury treaty talks”. ADA News. 42(21). 1-2. 2011.
 
[3]  Simecek JW, Diefenderfer KE, Cohen ME. “An evaluation of replacement rates for posterior resin-based composite and amalgam restorations in US. Navy and marine corps recruits.” J Am Dent Assoc. 140(2). 200-209. 2009.
 
[4]  Bohaty B S. Ye Q. Misra A. Sene F. Spencer P. “Posterior composite restoration update: focus on factors influencing form and function”.Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 5.33-42. 2013. Published online 2013 May 15.
 
[5]  Wilson NHF, Setcos JC. “The teaching of posterior composites: a worldwide survey.” J Dent 17: 29-33. 1989.
 
[6]  Wilson NHF, Mjör I. “The teaching of Class I and Class II direct composite resin restorations in European dental schools.” J Dent 28: 15-21. 2000.
 
[7]  Mjör I, Wilson NHF. Teaching of Class I and Class II direct composite resin restorations: results of a survey of dental schools. JADA 129: 1415-1419. 1998.
 
[8]  Simecek JW, Diefenderfer KE, Cohen ME. An evaluation of replacement rates for posterior resin-based composite and amalgam restorations in US. Navy and marine corps recruits. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009;140(2):200-209.
 
[9]  Bohaty B S, Ye Q. Misra A. Sene F. Spencer P. “Posterior composite restoration update: focus on factors influencing form and function.” Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 5. 33-42. 2013..
 
[10]  Phillips, R.W.Avery, D.R.Mehra, R. et al. “Observations on a composite resin for class II restorations: three-year report”. J Prosthet Dent. 30.891-897. 1973.
 
[11]  Brown LJ, Wall T, Wassenaar JD. Trends in resin and amalgam usage as recorded on insurance claims submitted by dentists from the early 1990s and 1998 (abstract 2542). J Dent Res 2000 79: 461.
 
[12]  Akbar I. “Knowledge and Attitudes of General Dental Practitioners Towards Posterior Composite Restorations in Northern Saudi Arabia”. JCDR. 9(2):61-64. 2015.
 
[13]  Lynch C., Gilmour A, Latif M, Addy L. “Placement of posterior composite in united kingdom dental practices”. International dental journal 59: 148-154. 2009.
 
[14]  Stephen J. Bonsor, Gavin Pearson. A Clinical Guide to Applied Dental Materials. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier publication, China, 2013. 92-93.
 
[15]  Brunthaler A, Konig F, Lucas T et al. “Longevity of direct resin composite restorations in posterior teeth”. Clin Oral Invest 7. 63-70. 2003.
 
[16]  Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Dental Association.4(2). Spring 2009.
 
[17]  Keogh P, Ray NJ, Lynch CD et al. “Surface micro-hardness of a resin composite exposed to a ‘first-generation’ LED curing lamp, in vitro. Euro J Prosthodont Rest Dent. 12. 177-180. 2004.
 
[18]  Peumans M, Kanumilli P, De Munck J et al. “Clinical effectiveness of contemporary adhesives: a systematic review of current clinical trials”. Dent Materials. 21. 864-881. 2005.
 
[19]  Swift EJ Jr, BayneSC. “Shear bond strength of a new"one- bottle" dentin adhesive”. AmJ Dent 10.184-88. 1997.
 
[20]  Yip KH, Poon BK, Chu FC, Poon EC, Kong FY, Smales RJ. “Clinical evaluation of packable and conventional hybrid resin-based composites for posterior restorations in permanent teeth: Results at 12 months”. J Am Dent Assoc. 134. 1581-9. 2003.
 
[21]  Loguercio AD, Reis A, Rodrigues Filho LE, Busato AL. “One-year clinical evaluation of posterior packable resin composite restorations”. Oper Dent. 26.427-34. 2001.
 
[22]  Dresch W, Volpato S, Gomes JC, Ribeiro NR, Reis A, Loguercio AD. “Clinical evaluation of a nanofilled composite in posterior teeth: 12-month results”. Oper Dent. 31.409-17. 2006.