Aim: To investigate the opinions of manufacturers of resin-based composite (RBC) towards the repair of their materials. Methods: Representatives of 20 manufacturers of RBC were electronically mailed a questionnaire seeking information on aspects of the repair of direct composite restorations. Results: The response rate was 100%. The findings indicated that although the majority of respondents regarded repair as a viable option for managing failing direct RBC restorations, marked variations were found to exist regarding recommendations for and contra-indications to performing repairs of RBC restorations. Conclusions: Within the limitations of the current study, the following conclusions can be drawn: (1) the majority of manufacturers of RBC materials are aware and in favour of repair as opposed to replacement of defective composite restorations; (2) there is a need for manufacturers to produce guidelines for repair of their materials; and (3) there is a need for robust randomised controlled dental practice-based clinical studies in the field of repair of composite restorations.
|Translated title of the contribution||The opinions of manufacturers of resin-based composite materials towards the repair of failing composite restorations|
|Pages (from-to)||149 - 153|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Primary Dental Care|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2009|