Clinical Evaluation of a Self-Etch Adhesive System in Non-Carious Cervical Lesions
Background: All-in one adhesive systems reduce the number of steps and thus possible soures of error that may occur in clinical wage of adhesives, it is hoped that they also have good clinical performance.
Objective: To evaluate the clinical performance of a selfetch adhesive system – Adper’s Prompt L-Pop in noncarious cervical lesions over a six months period. Method: One hundred and eighty-one (181) restorations were placed by one operator for 35 patients. The self-etch adhesive was applied to the cavity and composite was used to restore the teeth. The restorations were evaluated at baseline, 3 months and 6 months according to the modified Ryge’s criteria. Restorations were monitored for postoperative sensitivity, retention rates and marginal adaptation. Results: At six months, 160 restorations were available for evaluation in 32 patients. The retention rate was 96.3%, postoperative sensitivity was scored Alpha for all restorations (no sensitivity), and 3.7% restorations had
marginal adaptation failure at six months. Conclusion: The adhesive system tested exhibited very good clinical performance at the end of six months.
Keywords: Self-etching adhesive, Clinical performance, cervical lesions, non-carious lesions