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|Title:||A clinical evaluation of the effect of polishing procedures on the marginal breakdown of two dental amalgams|
|Authors:||Osborne, John William, 1939-;Koerber, Leonard G.;Avery, David R.;Barton, Paul;Adams, George Austin, 1949-|
|subject:||Dental Cavity Preparation;Dental Amalgam;Dental Materials|
|Description:||Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)|
The investigation was undertaken to determine the effects of the polishing and finishing of dental amalgam in relation to its marginal breakdown. The study was also conducted to make a clinical comparison of the marginal integrity of Dispersalloy restorations as compared to Twentieth Century Fine Cut Alloy restorations in both the polished and unpolished state. Forty patients with a total of 131 Class I amalgam restorations were used as the study group. The two alloy systems and polish or unpolish techniques were selected from a random table. Photographic evaluation of the restorations was used to judge the degree of marginal breakdown. The results of the study at the one-year evaluation show two main findings: (1) the Dispersalloy restorations showed less marginal breakdown than the Twentieth Century Fine Cut Alloy restorations, and (2) there was no significant difference between the polished and unpolished restorations overall.
|Appears in Collections:||Theses, Dissertations, and Doctoral Papers|
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