Can modern restorative procedures and materials reliably seal cavities? In vitro investigations. Part 1.

@article{Hilton2002CanMR,
  title={Can modern restorative procedures and materials reliably seal cavities? In vitro investigations. Part 1.},
  author={Thomas J Hilton},
  journal={American journal of dentistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={198-210}
}
Secondary caries, marginal discoloration and marginal gap/fracture account for a significant majority of clinical diagnoses of restoration failure and reason for restoration replacement. These failures occur at the interface between the restoration and the cavity preparation. It is an underlying belief, or at least an underlying assumption of the dental profession, that improving the seal between a restorative material and tooth structure will reduce the frequency of such occurrences, which… CONTINUE READING
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