Scientific article
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Amalgam substitutes: a critical analysis

Published inJournal of esthetic dentistry, vol. 12, no. 3, p. 146-159
Publication date2000

Quality standards for restorations recently have been defined in Switzerland. Amalgam substitutes must meet restoration Grade 2 requirements (i.e., pulp and dental hard substance must be preserved, and both form and function of the tooth have to be reconstituted). The pertinent operative technique has to be simple and amalgam-like. A minimum service life of 8 years is required. This in vitro study investigated the clinical potential of several amalgam substitutes, taking into account the operative requirements, the defined restorative guidelines, and the required service life.

  • Compomers
  • Composite Resins
  • Contrast Media
  • Dental Amalgam
  • Dental Marginal Adaptation
  • Dental Restoration
  • Permanent/methods/standards
  • Dental Stress Analysis
  • Humans
  • Materials Testing
  • Molar
Citation (ISO format)
LUTZ, Felix, KREJCI, Ivo. Amalgam substitutes: a critical analysis. In: Journal of esthetic dentistry, 2000, vol. 12, n° 3, p. 146–159.
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ISSN of the journal1040-1466

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