n Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry - Caries on restoration margins : glass-ionomer cement vs. amalgam




Carious lesions associated with the margins of tooth restorations have previously been defined as recurrent or secondary caries. In recent years it has been suggested that placing a filling does not cure caries and that the "recurrence" of lesions on restoration margins results from neglecting to treat caries as disease before placing a restoration. The objectives of this comparison are to determine absence of carious lesions in single and multiple-surface GIC versus amalgam restorations in: (a) permanent teeth and (b) primary teeth.


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