In a two-month in vitro experiment we examined the marginal adaptation of ten dental materials. Fifty Class II restorations were prepared extending to the cemento-enamel junction. The cavities of the composite restorations were bevelled at the vestibulo-occlusal and -approximal enamel margins, on the other side enamel and gingival margins were prepared conventionally. The specimens were thermocycled and examined with SEM. The microleakage was measured at the vestibulo-occlusal and -approximal tooth-filling junction, where adhesive technique was used, and at the gingival, oroocclusal and -approximal margins, which were not bevelled before. The obviously most important conclusion of the study is, that in the case of deep Class II cavities the amalgam has a better adaptation at the gingival margin than the examined composite resins.
|Translated title of the contribution||In vitro comparison of marginal adaptation of different filling materials. II. Effect of the site and method of preparation on the marginal adaptation|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1999|
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