Direct posterior restorations: clinical results and new developments.

@article{Manhart2002DirectPR,
  title={Direct posterior restorations: clinical results and new developments.},
  author={Juergen Manhart and Franklin Garc{\'i}a-Godoy and Reinhard Hickel},
  journal={Dental clinics of North America},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={303-39}
}
The longevity of dental restorations is dependent on many different factors, including those related to materials, the dentist, and the patient. The main reasons for restoration failure are secondary caries, fracture of the bulk of the restoration or of the tooth, and marginal deficiencies and wear. The importance of direct-placement, aesthetic, tooth-colored restorative materials is still increasing. Amalgam restorations are being replaced because of alleged adverse health effects and inferior… CONTINUE READING

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