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DENTAL SCIENCE - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 559-562

Clinical evaluation of direct composite restoration done for midline diastema closure - long-term study


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Mogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Mogambigai Dental college and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Consultant Prosthodontist, Dent Plus Dental Clinic, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. R Prabhu
Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Mogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.163539

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Purpose of the Study: The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically the performance of composite resin used to restore midline diastema between the maxillary and mandibular central incisors. Methodology: Direct composite restorations were done for 45 patients with midline diastema between the maxillary and mandibular central incisors. Standard protocols were followed for the placement of composite resin for the diastema closure, and recall visits were made for every 6 months for a period of 60 months for evaluation of the success of these restorations made. Qualified dental personnel examined the restorations made. Results: Clinical evaluations were done after the restorations had been in place for an average of 6 months. Results indicate that none of the restorations were totally lost, and resulting in a 91% overall retention rate for the period of 60 months. About 62% of the restorations made had no noticeable color difference with that of the adjacent tooth, and gingival health indicated 73% of the sample was without any signs of inflammation. Conclusions: Composites restored for diastemas exhibit satisfactory survival rates placed with recommended placement protocols and without occlusal loading.


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