Repair of Defective Composite Resin Restoration: Current Trend among Conservative Dentists in Nigeria
Background: Repair of defective composite resins restorations is being increasingly recognized as a viable alternative to replacement. there is however no consensus yet on the treatment protocol.
Objective: To determine the views and practice of specialists in Conservative Dentistry in Nigeria as regard to repair procedure of defective composite resin restorations.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among conservative dentists in Nigeria using anonymous structured and open-ended questionnaire as instrument for data collection. the data collected were: socio demographic variables; views and practice of the respondents as regards the indications, benefits and longevity of composite resins repair treatment option and type of surface preparation usually employed. summary statistics was performed.
Results: The respondents comprise 9 (37.5%) males and 15 (62.5%) females. Marginal defect (91.7%) was the strongest indication and preservation of tooth structure (95.8%) was regarded as the topmost benefit. majority of the respondents (75.0%) considered repair procedure as a definitive treatment and etching with phosphoric acid was the most utilized surface preparation (87.5%)
Conclusion: The views and practice of the respondents is in the literature.
Keywords: Resin composites, repair, defective