Clinical Oral Investigations

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 197–203 | Cite as

Clinical evaluation of two packable posterior composites: 2-year follow-up

  • T. C. Fagundes
  • T. J. E. Barata
  • E. Bresciani
  • D. F. G. Cefaly
  • M. F. F. Jorge
  • M. F. L. NavarroEmail author
Original Article


The clinical performance of two packable posterior composites, Alert (A)—Jeneric/Pentron and SureFil™ (S)—Dentsply, was evaluated in 33 patients. Each patient received one A and one S restoration, resulting in a total of 66 restorations. The restorations were placed by one operator according to the manufacturer’s specifications and were finished and polished after 1 week. Photographs were taken at baseline and after 2 years. Two independent evaluators conducted the clinical evaluation by using modified United States Public Health Service criteria. After 2 years, 60 restorations (30 A and 30 S), 27 class I (16 A and 11 S) and 33 class II (14 A and 19 S) were evaluated in 30 patients. Criterion A for recurrent caries, vitality, and retention was applicable to all 60 restorations. Criterion B was distributed among 40 restorations as follows: surface texture (15 A; 2 S), color (5 A; 6 S), postoperative sensitivity (1 S), marginal discoloration (8 A), marginal adaptation (3 A), and wear resistance (2 A). Data were analyzed using the Exact Fisher and McNemar tests. After 2 years, S showed a significantly better performance than A with respect to surface texture and marginal discoloration. The clinical performance of both materials was considered acceptable over the 2-year period. Further evaluations are necessary for a more in-depth analysis.


Clinical trial Composite Posterior teeth Esthetics Direct restoration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Fagundes
    • 1
  • T. J. E. Barata
    • 1
  • E. Bresciani
    • 1
  • D. F. G. Cefaly
    • 2
  • M. F. F. Jorge
    • 3
  • M. F. L. Navarro
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Operative Dentistry, Bauru School of DentistryUniversity of São PauloBauruBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Operative DentistryUniversity of North ParanáLondrinaBrazil
  3. 3.Military Police of BauruBauruBrazil

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