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Automix resin-modified glass ionomer cements (RMGIs) may be easier and more efficient than a hand mix version of the same RMGI, but they may not have the same favorable mechanical properties, which could potentially affect the longevity of the cement.
Nanocomposites have been found to exhibit properties and clinical performance comparable to those of several hybrid composites but better than microfilled composites. However, there is no long-term evidence yet to show a superior performance that justifies their use in stress-bearing areas.
Do Nanofilled/Nanohybrid Composites Allow for Better Clinical Performance of Direct Restorations Than Traditional Microhybrid Composites? A Systematic Review
The effectiveness of direct restorations performed with nanofilled/nanohybrid composites was similar to that obtainable with traditional microhybrid composites. The weight of the available evidence supports the free choice in the clinical setting between these two classes of restorative materials.
At-home Bleaching With 10% vs More Concentrated Carbamide Peroxide Gels: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Based on the results obtained in this study, similar results are obtained in terms of bleaching effectiveness with different concentrations of carbamide peroxide, but 10% carbamide peroxide produced lower risk and intensity of tooth sensitivity.
CLINICAL TECHNIQUE/CASE REPORT
Ultrathin CAD-CAM Ceramic Occlusal Veneers and Anterior Bilaminar Veneers for the Treatment of Moderate Dental Biocorrosion: A 1.5-Year Follow-Up
Ultrathin bonded posterior occlusal veneers represent a conservative alternative to traditional onlays and complete coverage crowns for the treatment of moderate and severe erosive lesions.
Home Dental Bleaching Monitored With Microelectronic Sensors to Record the Wearing Times of an Acetate Tray/Bleaching Product
Measuring/quantifying the wearing time of carbamide peroxide in acetate trays will better guide professionals to promptly identify and overcome problems of cooperation resulting from the inappropriate use of bleaching products and provide a more effective bleaching treatment.
Effectiveness of In-office Hydrogen Peroxide With Two Different Protocols: A Two-center Randomized Clinical Trial
When an alkaline and desensitizing-containing in-office gel is used, it is recommended to be applied for one 40-minute application without gel refreshing.
Clinical Follow-up of a Fissure Sealant Placed Using Different Adhesive Protocols: A 24-month Split-mouth Study
The use of self-etch adhesive alone prior to fissure sealant application might not be a good choice for a predictable clinical performance.
Self-etching Primers vs Acid Conditioning: Impact on Bond Strength Between Ceramics and Resin Cement
A conditioning protocol of dental ceramics with a less hazardous material and a reduction of clinical steps, making the resin cement bonding procedure safer and easier, is an alternative to hydrofluoric acid conditioning.
Influence of Thermal Stress on Simulated Localized and Generalized Wear of Nanofilled Resin Composites
When making treatment decisions, clinicians should consider the impact on nanofilled resin composite wear characteristics of degradation by occlusal and thermal stresses.
Effect of Different Adhesive Systems Used for Immediate Dentin Sealing on Bond Strength of a Self-Adhesive Resin Cement to Dentin
Immediate dentin sealing (IDS) has been suggested in order to reduce postoperative sensitivity. Although IDS tends to enhance initial bond strength values, IDS does not prevent a decrease in bond strength values after three months of storage in water.
Stability of the Light Output, Oral Cavity Tip Accessibility in Posterior Region and Emission Spectrum of Light-Curing Units
This study provides practitioners with information on the differences in spectral peak, irradiance, radiant exposure, output stability, mouth accessibility, and tip size for a variety of light-curing units, which can define the choice of proper equipment for clinical use.
Application of surface sealants do not improve the surface smoothness and microhardness of the composite resin.
Efficacy of Modern Light Curing Units in Polymerizing Peripheral Zones in Simulated Large Bulk-fill Resin-composite Fillings
Bulk-fill restorations with resin composites are increasing in popularity, but sufficiency of curing in depth and in peripheral zones of large fillings is still questioned. Modern curing units, displaying more homogeneous light beam profiles, claim enhanced homogeneity of curing, also in large fillings.
Baicalein used as a preconditioner in an etch-and-rinse adhesive system has potential value in clinical bonding procedures because it can effectively improve resin-dentin bonding durability and reduce interface nanoleakage in vitro.
Polishing application force and the reuse of polishing burs on CAD/CAM zirconia should be considered in light of possible effects on surface topography.