Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/2440/3980
Type: Journal article
Title: Placement and replacement of dental restorations
Author: Mahmood, S.
Chohan, A.
Al-Jannakh, M.
Al-Baker, H.
Smales, R.
Citation: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 2004; 14(10):589-592
Publisher: College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1022-386X
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine the types of various dental restorative materials used, and the reasons for the placement and replacement of dental restorations in 10 randomly selected polyclinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Ten selected polyclinics in Riyadh metropolitan area, Saudi Arabia during a period of two weeks in January 2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Information was collected by using a specially-designed form that was distributed to one dentist in each selected polyclinic. The dentists were asked to record specific details for all restorations placed in adult patients. Chi-square tests were used to analyze the data. RESULTS: Data were collected for 326 restorations. Amalgam (52.5%) was the most commonly used restorative material followed by resin composite (31.3%) and temporary restorations (14.4%), with a minimal use of glass ionomer cement (1.8%, p<0.001). Most of the restorations (69.9%) were initial placements, while 30.1% were replacement restorations, (p<0.05). Caries was the major reason for the initial placement (92.1%), and for the subsequent replacement (96.9%) of restorations. CONCLUSION: Amalgam and resin composite were the most commonly used restorative materials. Caries was the major reason for the initial restoration placements and subsequent replacements.
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