Preventive resin restorations: Indications, technique, and success

Louis W. Ripa, Mark S. Wolff

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Although preventive resin restorations have been reported since 1977, there is little uniformity concerning the indications for this procedtire, nor is there a standard technique. This article proposes diagnostic criteria for pit and fissure occtusal caries and diagnosis-related considerations for treatment planning for preventive resin re.storations. A step-by-step "laminate" technique, which includes, successively, a glassionomer cement liner, a posterior composite resin, and a sealant, is described. The success rates reported for several clinical studies of preventive resin restorations are presented, although the criteria for this restoration, treatment methodology, and the determinates of success vary from sttidy to study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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