Article: Volume 47 Number 3 Page 199 - March 2020

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Restorative dentistry:  Root Caries Part 2: the Restorative Challenge

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Abstract: With the increasing prevalence of root caries of varying complexity, clinicians will face challenges in deciding how best to manage such lesions. Non-operative caries control should be used whenever possible. In this paper factors that can affect success when restoring root caries are discussed.

Clinical relevance: The restorative management of root caries can be challenging. Careful attention to detail when restoring root carious lesions is essential to optimize treatment outcome.

Author notes: Stephen Burrows, BDS(L’Pool), DGDP(UK), MClinDent(Pros), Dist(GKT) PGCLTCP(EHU), FHEA, (email:, General Dental Practitioner, Clinical Teacher of Undergraduate Restorative Dentistry, Manchester School of Dentistry, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH, UK.

Objective: To discuss factors that can affect success when restoring root caries.

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