Eighteen-month clinical study of universal adhesives in noncarious cervical lesions

V. C. Ruschel, S. Shibata, S. C. Stolf, Y. Chung, L. N. Baratieri, H. O. Heymann, R. Walter

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Objective: To evaluate the clinical performance of Scotchbond Universal (3M Oral Care) and Prime & Bond Elect (Dentsply Sirona) in the restoration of noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs). Methods and Materials: This was a randomized controlled clinical trial involving 63 subjects. Two hundred and three NCCLs were restored using Scotchbond Universal and Prime & Bond Elect using both an etch-Andrinse and a self-etch technique. Lesions were notch-shaped NCCLs, and the restorations were placed without any mechanical retention. Restorations were finished immediately after placement and scored with regard to retention, marginal discoloration, marginal adaptation, and secondary caries. Similar assessment of the restorations was performed 18 months after placement. Logistic regression was performed for each outcome separately with a compound symmetric variancecovariance structure assumed to consider a correlation of restorations within subjects. All analyses were conducted using SAS version 9.4 (SAS Inc). Results: One hundred and fifty-eight teeth (77.8% of the restorations placed) in 46 subjects (73% of subjects enrolled) were available for the 18-month follow-up. A statistically significant difference was reached only for the comparison Scotchbond Universal/selfetch (SU-SE) and Prime & Bond Elect/etchand-rinse (PBE-E&R) groups (p=0.01), where a restoration with SU-SE was 66% less likely to maintain a score of Alpha for marginal discoloration than a restoration performed with PBE-E&R. Conclusions: Scotchbond Universal and Prime & Bond Elect presented acceptable clinical performance after 18 months of clinical service. However, Scotchbond Universal, when applied with a self-etch approach, did demonstrate a relatively high level of marginal discoloration when compared to the other groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalOperative Dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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