Clinical testing--has it proved the efficacy of adhesives? Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper examines the results of clinical trials on dentine adhesives, and discusses reasons why conflicting results are often reported. The age of the patient is probably the main factor in adhesive efficacy, and a higher loss rate of restorations is evident in older patients due to the nature of the dentine and relatively more tooth deformation during function.

publication date

  • August 1, 1993