Title: A long-term evaluation of composite-bonded natural/resin teeth as replacement of lower incisors with terminal periodontitis
Authors: Quirynen, Marc ×
Mongardini, C
Lambrechts, Paul
De Geyseleer, C
Labella, R
Vanherle, Guido
van Steenberghe, Daniel #
Issue Date: Feb-1999
Series Title: Journal of periodontology vol:70 issue:2 pages:205-12
Abstract: BACKGROUND: In patients with severe peridontitis, lower incisors are prone to terminal breakdown. This study assessed the longevity of composite-bonded resin/natural teeth (reinforced only with a stainless steel mesh) as replacements for periodontally lost lower incisors. METHODS: Besides the longevity of the restoration, the periodontal condition of the abutment teeth, and the general satisfaction of the patient were evaluated retrospectively via a phone interview, in combination with an analysis of the patient's clinical dental file. RESULTS: The cumulative proportion of survival rate of these composite restorations was 80% after 5 years of function. No statistically significant difference was found between the survival distribution of one- and two-pontic bridges (P = 0.66). The abutment teeth demonstrated stable probing depths and a negligible loss in attachment (0.1 mm/year). The satisfaction ratings were also favorable. CONCLUSIONS: The data seem to suggest that composite bonding of 1 or 2 teeth can be considered a semi-permanent rehabilitation for the replacement of 1 or 2 periodontally lost lower incisors.
ISSN: 0022-3492
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Periodontology
Biomaterials - BIOMAT
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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