Operator Errors In Failed Composite Restoration - A Review

Dhanraj Ganapathy, Professor and Head of Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600077, Tamil Nadu, India
2021 International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science  
Case selection Regrettably, the performance or failure of resin-based composite restorations is contingent on factors that the operator might not be able to manage. Restoration failure rates in patients with a high caries risk, for example, are two times higher than in patients with a low caries risk [16, 17] . Abstract Objective: In this study the literature was reviewed to investigate the operator errors in composite restorations. Data: Clinical studies investigating the survival composite
more » ... torations with at least three years of follow-up were screened and main reasons associated with restoration failure due to operator errors were chosen. Sources: PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane databases were searched without restriction on date or language. Reference lists of eligible studies were hand-searched. Conclusion: Composite restorations fail for a variety of reasons, and the operator should do everything possible to avoid this, from case selection to finishing and polishing.
doi:10.19070/2377-8075-21000596 fatcat:jzb3wj5cezewfeahon3cnoxrlm