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Article: Volume 42 Number 9 Page 829 - November 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 829-839

Restorative dentistry:  Dental Materials: What Goes Where? Class V Restorations

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Abstract: A large number of Class V restorations are placed per annum to restore cervical lesions. This paper evaluates the pathogenesis of these lesions, with particular reference to the role of occlusal factors, and reviews the literature in order to provide advice on the material(s) which are most likely to produce optimal longevity of a Class V restoration.

Clinical relevance: Resin-modified glass ionomer materials appear to provide optimal survival for a Class V restoration, but a (flowable) composite might produce a better aesthetic result.

Author notes: F J Trevor Burke, Primary Dental Care Research Group, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NN, UK.

Objective: To evaluate the materials which may be used for Class V Restorations and suggest those which provide optimum success.