THE INFLUENCE OF HIGHLY VISCOUS FLOWABLE COMPOSITE RESINS ON THE SURVIVAL RATE OF PERIODONTAL SPLINTS

Ionut Luchian, Stefana Nanu, Ioana Martu, Cornelia Teodorescu, Liliana Pasarin, Sorina Solomon, Maria-Alexandra Martu, Monica Tatarciuc, Silvia Martu

ABSTRACT

Introduction. An immobilisation system is defined as a device made in order to stabilise mobile teeth. Aim. This study aims to perform a clinical assessment of the efficiency of applying dental immobilisation in the case of periodontal patients with pronounced dental mobility in the lower frontal group. Material and Methods. In order to carry out this study, we have selected a group of 30 patients aged 50 to 70, with an average age of 57, who have visited the “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Periodontology Clinic in the interval March 2016 – June 2017. The patients received splinting treatment through using three different composites. Results and Discussion. Overall, we have found a success rate of 55% of the 30 patients, individuals in which the immobilisation system was intact. For the remaining 45%, 20% had 2 disaggregated elements, 15% had one disaggregated element, 7 % had 3 disaggregated elements and 3% had a fractured immobilisation system. Conclusions. Highly viscous flowable composites have shown the best survival rate after 12 months, being therefore a good candidate for a first-choice material for performing direct immobilisations in periodontal treatment.

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