Restoratives Insider: Can resin composite mixed with BAG fillers delay secondary caries?

Resin composite mixed with bioactive glass (BAG) fillers may be able to delay secondary caries, according to a recent study. Researchers have discovered that BAG fillers reduced the amount of bacteria that penetrated a tooth's marginal gap. Read more in the Insider Exclusive.

In other Restoratives Community news, silver diamine fluoride outperforms other anticaries treatments while preventing further dental infection without traditional drilling and filling, according to the authors of a new paper in the Journal of the California Dental Association. Read more here.

The global medical ceramics market, which includes dental implants, may reach $16.3 billion by 2020, according to a report from research firm MarketsandMarkets. Learn more here.

Higher fluoride concentrations are necessary when controlling caries of the root dentine versus those in the enamel, according to a new study from researchers from Brazil and published in PLOS One. Read more here.

Population-based early childhood caries (ECC) models are useful when trying to understand large-scale causes of caries; however, they are not as relevant when looking at individual cases. In a new, critical review, author Dr. Kimon Divaris evaluates where ECC models fall short and outlines how they can be improved. Find out more here.

The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) has released clinical practice guidelines in the Journal of Prosthodontics for patients with dental restorations. Patients with dental restorations supported by natural teeth, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers, or by implants can keep their teeth healthy using a lifelong recall and maintenance approach, according to the new guidelines. Read more here.

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