Longevity of restorations in posterior teeth and reasons for failure.

  title={Longevity of restorations in posterior teeth and reasons for failure.},
  author={Reinhard Hickel and Juergen Manhart},
  journal={The journal of adhesive dentistry},
  volume={3 1},
PURPOSE This article compiles a survey on the longevity of restorations in stress-bearing posterior cavities and assesses possible reasons for failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS The dental literature predominantly of the last decade was reviewed for longitudinal, controlled clinical studies and retrospective cross-sectional studies of posterior restorations. Only studies investigating the clinical performance of restorations in permanent teeth were included. Longevity and annual failure rates of… CONTINUE READING

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