Clinical effectiveness of a Class V flowable composite resin system.

D. Estafan, A. Schulman, J. Calamia

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This clinical study evaluated a Class V flowable composite resin restoration system and its ability to reduce dentin sensitivity. Twenty-one patients required Class V restorations because of erosion, abrasion, or decay at the cervical area. Each patient exhibited moderate or severe sensitivity and required replacement of tooth structure. The degree of sensitivity was determined by either tactile scraping of the tip of an explorer over the surface of the tooth or by an air blast from a syringe for 5 seconds. A total of 52 restorations were performed. According to phone conversations and questionnaires, 1 patient experienced continued sensitivity on 1 treated tooth for a duration of 1 week, but this sensitivity was gone at 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year recalls. None of the other patients exhibited sensitivity at any phone checks or during recall visits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15; quiz 16
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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