Sealed restorations: 4-year results.

E. J. Mertz-Fairhurst, J. E. Williams, K. L. Pierce, C. D. Smith, G. S. Schuster, J. R. Mackert, J. D. Sherrer, K. K. Wenner, E. E. Richards, Q. B. Davis

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The overall objective of this clinical study was to determine the feasibility of using a sealed composite restoration to arrest caries. This objective was to be achieved using minimal tooth preparation for Class I lesions, without the traditional Class I cavity preparation and without the removal of the carious lesion. The minimal tooth preparation consisted of no [corrected] removal of the carious lesion, bevel in enamel only, and usually not requiring any anesthetic injection. These ultra-conservative sealed composite restorations placed over caries (CompS/C) were compared with ultra-conservative sealed amalgam restorations (AGS) and with the traditional (unsealed) amalgam restorations (AGU). This study showed that: 1) caries is arrested under the CompS/C restoration for a period of 4 years; 2) sealant retention is similar in both the CompS/C and the AGS groups; 3) the marginal integrity of the AGS restorations is markedly superior to that of the AGU restorations; and 4) sealant appears to prevent wear of posterior composite restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Dentistry
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1991

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Mertz-Fairhurst, E. J., Williams, J. E., Pierce, K. L., Smith, C. D., Schuster, G. S., Mackert, J. R., ... Davis, Q. B. (1991). Sealed restorations: 4-year results. American Journal of Dentistry, 4(1), 43-49.

Sealed restorations : 4-year results. / Mertz-Fairhurst, E. J.; Williams, J. E.; Pierce, K. L.; Smith, C. D.; Schuster, G. S.; Mackert, J. R.; Sherrer, J. D.; Wenner, K. K.; Richards, E. E.; Davis, Q. B.

In: American Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.02.1991, p. 43-49.

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Mertz-Fairhurst, EJ, Williams, JE, Pierce, KL, Smith, CD, Schuster, GS, Mackert, JR, Sherrer, JD, Wenner, KK, Richards, EE & Davis, QB 1991, 'Sealed restorations: 4-year results.', American Journal of Dentistry, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 43-49.
Mertz-Fairhurst EJ, Williams JE, Pierce KL, Smith CD, Schuster GS, Mackert JR et al. Sealed restorations: 4-year results. American Journal of Dentistry. 1991 Feb 1;4(1):43-49.
Mertz-Fairhurst, E. J. ; Williams, J. E. ; Pierce, K. L. ; Smith, C. D. ; Schuster, G. S. ; Mackert, J. R. ; Sherrer, J. D. ; Wenner, K. K. ; Richards, E. E. ; Davis, Q. B. / Sealed restorations : 4-year results. In: American Journal of Dentistry. 1991 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 43-49.
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