Clinical evaluation of two packable resin-based composite restorations: a three-year report.

General dentistry

PubMedID: 20591781

Torres CR, Borges AB, Goncalves SE, Pucci CR, de Araujo MA, Barcellos DC. Clinical evaluation of two packable resin-based composite restorations: a three-year report. Gen Dent. 2010;58(4):338-43.
This randomized clinical trial sought to evaluate the performance of two packable composites over a period of 36 months. A total of 39 Class I and II restorations were placed in the permanent teeth of 20 patients. Using United States Public Health Services criteria, two investigators evaluated the restorations immediately after placement and again after 12 and 36 months, examining color match, marginal discoloration, marginal integrity, recurrent caries, proximal contact, anatomical shape, surface texture, and postoperative sensitivity. It was concluded that the packable composites evaluated showed satisfactory clinical performance after three years.