Clinical evaluation of a self-etch adhesive in non-carious cervical lesions

ArticleinAmerican journal of dentistry 21(5):327-30 · November 2008with21 Reads
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    To evaluate the clinical performance of a self-etching adhesive in Class V non-carious lesions with and without acid etching procedures.
    A total of 125 Class V non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL) with incisal or occlusal margins in enamel and gingival margins in dentin/cementum were selected and restored with Clearfil SE Bond self-etch adhesive and Clearfil APX resin composite. All cavities were restored using two techniques; after etching the whole cavity for 20 seconds and without acid etching (control). The restorations were evaluated at baseline, 1- and 2-year using modified USPHS criteria.
    No loss of restorations was recorded after 1 and 2 years for the two restorative techniques. There was no significant difference between the baseline and 2-year results for any of the tested technique. However, restorations made after acid etching showed less marginal discoloration at the enamel margins.