ONLINE ONLY ARTICLES
Clinical Effects of Desensitizing Prefilled Disposable Trays in In-office Bleaching: A Randomized Single-blind Clinical Trial
The prefilled disposable tray can be used to decrease self-reported tooth sensitivity without influencing the bleaching efficacy.
Clinical Evaluation of Noncarious Cervical Lesions of Different Extensions Restored With Bulk-fill or Conventional Resin Composite: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial
Regular nanofilled and regular bulk-fill resin composites showed good clinical performances for restoring noncarious cervical lesions of different sizes after 1 year.
Fatigue Failure Load of a Bonded Simplified Monolithic Feldspathic Ceramic: Influence of Hydrofluoric Acid Etching and Thermocycling
Defects introduced by hydrofluoric acid etching can propagate when the assembly is subjected to aging and fatigue stimuli, impairing its mechanical performance.
Both bulk-fill and conventional composite resins showed a clinically successful performance in Class II restorations over a two-year period, unlike the high-viscosity glass ionomer.
CLINICAL TECHNIQUE/CASE REPORT
Color Masking White Fluorotic Spots by Resin Infiltration and Its Quantitation by Computerized Photographic Analysis: A 12-month Follow-up Study
Mild to moderate fluorosis spots can be satisfactorily masked by combining a bleaching and resin infiltration technique, quantitation of which can be done by a simple technique of color analysis of photographs using Adobe Photoshop software.
Underlying Resin Infiltration and Direct Composite Veneers for the Treatment of Severe White Color Alterations of the Enamel: Case Report and 13-Month Follow-Up
The combination of underlying resin infiltration and direct composite veneers presents a minimally invasive alternative for the correction of tooth color and shape in cases of developmental enamel defects, such as severe dental fluorosis in adolescent patients.
Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial of Class II Restorations Using Low-shrinkage Flowable Resin Composite
Class II restorations using low-shrinkage resin composites showed satisfactory clinical performance after one year.
3D printing has been found to exhibit properties and performance comparable or superior to those of traditional manufacturing processes. Additive manufacturing has the potential to overcome the disadvantages of the subtractive production method.
Comparison of Flexural Properties of Bulk-fill Restorative/Flowable Composites and Their Conventional Counterparts
Bulk-fill restorative resin-based composites (RBCs), though stiffer than their flowable and conventional counterparts, were mostly weaker. Bulk-fill restorative RBCs should thus be used with caution in areas of high flexural stresses and an overlying final layer of conventional composite may be still be prudent.
Efficacy of Direct Restorative Materials in Proximal Box Elevation on the Margin Quality and Fracture Resistance of Molars Restored With CAD/CAM Onlays
Specimens with type II glass ionomer/proximal box elevation (PBE) behave similarly in terms of margin quality and fracture resistance to specimens restored with resin-based composite/PBE and without PBE. Dental professionals may elect type II glass ionomer/PBE in appropriate clinical situations.
The fluorescence-aided identification technique can be a useful and time-saving aid for the repair and replacement of direct composite restorations with the potential to preserve tooth substance and reduce the risk of treatment-related complications.
Characterization and Comparative Analysis of Voids in Class II Composite Resin Restorations by Optical Coherence Tomography
In addition to the layering technique, the use of flowable resin-based composites may also result in void formation in restorations.
Enamel Etching for Universal Adhesives: Examination of Enamel Etching Protocols for Optimization of Bonding Effectiveness
Conventional phosphoric acid etching with reduced etching times and polyalkenoic acid etching for 15 seconds are potential optimal etching protocols to improve enamel bonding effectiveness with universal adhesives, unlike phosphoric acid ester monomer etching.
Influence of Spectroscopic Techniques on the Estimation of the Degree of Conversion of Bulk-fill Composites
Clinicians should understand that degree of conversion (DC) of bulk-fill composites varies between flowable and sculptable materials. The technique of measurement significantly influences the reported values of DC.
The newer glass-ionomer restorative materials marketed for posterior stress-bearing areas may not provide any significant advantage in mechanical properties over other conventional glass-ionomer materials.