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Title Adhesive Resin Cements are More Effective Than Glass Ionomer Cements at Lessening Post-Operative Sensitivity After the Placement of a Full Coverage Crown
Clinical Question In patients receiving a full coverage crown, does glass ionomer cement cause less post-operative sensitivity than adhesive resin cement?
Clinical Bottom Line Adhesive resin cements may cause less post-cementation sensitivity than glass ionomer cements when used for crown and bridges.
Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link)
PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
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#1) 22918005 Shetty/201250 patients receiving full coverage restorations on vital abutment teeth.Randomized Controlled Trial
Key resultsIn the study using 50 patients each receiving a full coverage crown all patients were available for the 7 day follow-up. Hypersensitivity was checked using a visual analog scale ranking 0-10, 10 being the worst and 0 being painless. There was no statistical evidence of hypersensitivity immediately or 24 hours after cementation. However, there was a statistically significant difference between the cements at 7 days post-cementation with a significance of 0.05. There was a higher sensitivity rating for glass ionomer cement compared to the adhesive resin cement.
Evidence Search post-operative hypersensitivity AND glass ionomer cement AND adhesive resin cement
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The Evidence
This randomized controlled trial was done with 50 patients, all of whom needed a full coverage crown. There was a 100% completion and follow-up rate. The patients were split into 2 groups of 25 each, one receiving glass ionomer cement and the other receiving adhesive resin cement. It was a single blind test with full compliance and no competing interests involved.
Applicability This is applicable to any patient receiving a full coverage crown. The dentist should consider post-cementation hypersensitivity in addition to retention, when choosing a luting agent for crown and bridge procedures.
Specialty/Discipline (General Dentistry) (Pediatric Dentistry) (Prosthodontics)
Keywords Post-operative hypersensitivity, glass ionomer cement, adhesive resin cement
ID# 2686
Date of submission: 03/27/2014spacer
E-mail covalt@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author John Luke Covalt
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Faculty mentor/Co-author Mark Littlestar, DDS
Faculty mentor/Co-author e-mail littlestarm@uthscsa.edu
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