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Title No Clinical or Statistical Difference Between Porcelain and Composite Restorations for Fractured Maxillary Incisor
Clinical Question In a patient with a maxillary anterior tooth fracture, would a composite restoration, compared to a porcelain veneer, provide a stronger restoration?
Clinical Bottom Line For a patient with a maxillary anterior tooth trauma fracture of 4 mm or less, there is no statistically significant difference in the fracture resistance between a composite restoration and porcelain veneer. The composite restoration and porcelain veneer are clinically acceptable treatments, but treatment decision would depend on esthetics and cost.
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PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
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#1) 21752192Batalocco/201260/ human-extracted maxillary central and lateral incisorsControlled in-vitro trial
Key resultsThe composite veneers of the 2 mm fracture group demonstrated a mean failure load of 1386.59 N ± 712.16 while the 4 mm fracture group demonstrated a mean failure load of 1322.61 N ± 716.16. The porcelain veneers of the 2 mm fracture group demonstrated a mean failure load of 1039.29 N ± 592.96 while the 4 mm fracture group demonstrated a mean failure load of 1459.21 N ± 910.25.
Evidence Search ("dental porcelain"[MeSH Terms] OR ("dental"[All Fields] AND "porcelain"[All Fields]) OR "dental porcelain"[All Fields] OR "porcelain"[All Fields]) AND composite[All Fields] AND veneer[All Fields]
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Validity: This article is a controlled and presented a comprehensive and detailed description of their respective materials and methods. The trials tested the results for validity by comparing the findings to known values. Although the 2 experimental groups, composite and porcelain, technically were prepared differently, the 2 groups were prepared using clinically established and accepted methods. The veneer was prepared without a palatal extension while the composite was prepared with a palatal extension with a bevel.
Applicability Anterior maxillary trauma fracture restored with either a composite restoration or porcelain veneer.
Specialty/Discipline (Prosthodontics) (Restorative Dentistry)
Keywords trauma fracture, anterior maxillary incisor, porcelain veneer, composite restoration, failure load, fracture resistance
ID# 2441
Date of submission: 03/27/2013spacer
E-mail kwee@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Eileen Kwee
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Faculty mentor/Co-author William Rose, DDS
Faculty mentor/Co-author e-mail rosew@uthscsa.edu
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