Clinical Effectiveness of Direct Class II Restorations – A Meta-Analysis

Heintze, Siegward D. / Rousson, Valentin J Adhes Dent 14 (2012), No. 5  (15.10.2012) Page 407-431,  doi:10.3290/j.jad.a28390,  PMID:23082310 Abstract: Purpose: More than five hundred million direct dental restorations are placed each year worldwide. In about 55% of the cases, resin composites or compomers are used, and in 45% amalgam. The longevity of posterior resin restorations is [...]

Composites – Risk Assessment 1996

ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE AND RISKS FROM COMPONENTS AND DEGRADATION PRODUCTS OF COMPOSITE RESIN DENTAL MATERIALS G. Mark Richardson   This 1996 analysis, made prior to the emergence of endocrine disruption as a consequence of very low level exposures, concludes:   Based on the foregoing analysis, it was concluded that composite resin dental restorations containing silica [...]

Bisphenol-A in Dental Composites

There is considerable concern among scientists and the public about the hormone-mimicking properties of many chemical components of plastics, including those found in dental composites. The commonly used Bis-GMA resin uses one of the most controversial of these, Bisphenol-A (BPA). Responsible composite manufacturers claim that there is no unreacted BPA in dental resins, and that [...]