Dentists Find that Children and Teens Benefit from Bioactive Dental Fillings
Published: Mar 06, 2018
BOSTON, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE, the bioactive dental filling material developed by Pulpdent Corporation, is featured in a new peer-reviewed white paper published in Inside Dentistry, a leading dental industry magazine. The article, written by Theodore P. Croll, DDS; and Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD, summarizes clinical observations of 2,703 dental fillings in children and teens over a 46-month period.
The white paper outlines protocols for use of ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE as a filling material in primary and permanent teeth and recommends best practices based on the authors' experience. These instructions are followed by four pages of clinical images, including before and after pictures of twelve patients ranging in age from 8 to 17 years. The clinical images represent a broad range of applications for ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE, from rebuilding broken front teeth to filling cavities in molars.
After nearly four years, the results of the 2,703 ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE dental fillings are promising with no reports of postoperative sensitivity from patients or their families. They also observe that the ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE fillings had a "conspicuous absence of marginal stain," unlike some composites (i.e., traditional white fillings), where staining can occur at the interface of the filling and the tooth. The authors find that ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE overcomes the deficiencies of Resin Modified Glass Ionomers (another type of filling material), which can erode and wear down over time. Both the authors' clinical experience and research studies indicate that ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE resists fracture and wear, meaning that fillings with this material are less likely to chip and break off.
The authors describe ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE as a "significant advancement" in dentistry and encourage researchers to continue to study this revolutionary new dental filling material.
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