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

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2223-5353


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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