Three-year clinical evaluation of the clearfil liner bond system

R. S. Mandras, J. W. Thurmond, M. A. Latta, L. F. Matranga, J. M. Kildee, W. W. Barkmeier

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Modern dental adhesive systems have improved the bond of restorative materials to mineralized tooth structures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of composite restorations placed in abrasion and erosion lesions using the Clearfil Liner Bond dental adhesive system. Following ADA clinical guidelines for dentin and enamel adhesive materials, 62 facial class 5 smooth surface erosion or abrasion lesions with no undercuts and involving primarily root surfaces were restored in 25 adult male and female patients. The teeth were restored without preparations using Clearfil Liner Bond and Clearfil Photo Anterior composite resin. The clinical performance of the restorations was assessed by two examiners at baseline, 6 months, 1, 2, and 3 years using the following evaluative parameters: color match, marginal discoloration, and marginal integrity according to modified Ryge criteria; the presence or absence of recurrent decay; pre- and postoperative sensitivity; and restoration failure due to loss of retention or other causes. At the end of 3 years, four of the 55 restorations remaining in the study failed due to lack of retention (92.7% retention rate). The evaluations of the other clinical parameters demonstrated excellent performance by this system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-270
Number of pages5
JournalOperative dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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