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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 3     1. Mar. 1997
Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 3  (01.03.1997)

Page 157-168

Direct bonded Class I restorations and sealants: Six options
Croll / Cavanaugh
Decisions regarding the treatment of enamel pits and fissures, carious or not, can be difficult for the dentist; exceptional diagnostic acumen is required. In years gone by, teeth with Class I carious lesions were always restored with silver amalgam material; now, however, various treatment options are available to the clinician. Resin bonding, glass-ionomer systems, and visible light-curing technology have irrevocably changed restorative dentistry. This article reviews six methods for restoring teeth with Class I carious lesions or sealing those with susceptible pits and fissures.