This study collected and analyzed clinical data regarding the repair of dental restorations in patients treated in the clinics of a dental school over 10 years.
Data related to repair procedures for permanent tooth restorations were extracted from the digital dental records system and filtered according to year (January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2017), age (<30, 30–60, >60), tooth group, and dental surfaces. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics in terms of the absolute and relative frequency, and chi-square tests (95% confidence) were used to compare the frequency of repairs between years, age, tooth, and dental surfaces.
A total of 48,915 dental records were accessed by searching for general restorative procedures, of which 1,408 were repairs of dental restorations on permanent teeth. The number of repairs per year increased over the period assessed, and there was a significant increase in the years 2016 and 2017. Individuals aged between 30 and 60 years received the largest number of repairs, with significantly more repairs than the other groups. Regarding the tooth group and surface, the canines and the incisal and lingual surfaces received the least number of repairs.
The number of repairs increased over the study period. When comparing frequencies between groups, those belonging to the 30- to 60-years of age group received more repairs; the least repaired surfaces were the lingual and the incisal.