Proteins, pathogens, and failure at the composite-tooth interface.

  title={Proteins, pathogens, and failure at the composite-tooth interface.},
  author={Paulette Spencer and Qiang Ye and Anil Misra and S{\'e}rgio Eduardo D E Paiva Gonçalves and Jennifer S. Laurence},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={93 12},
In the United States, composites accounted for nearly 70% of the 173.2 million composite and amalgam restorations placed in 2006 (Kingman et al., 2012), and it is likely that the use of composite will continue to increase as dentists phase out dental amalgam. This trend is not, however, without consequences. The failure rate of composite restorations is double that of amalgam (Ferracane, 2013). Composite restorations accumulate more biofilm, experience more secondary decay, and require more… CONTINUE READING
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