Can clusters based on caries experience and medical status explain the distribution of overhanging dental restorations and recurrent caries? A cross-sectional study in Madinah – Saudi Arabia
واصفات البياناتعرض سجل المادة الكامل
The success of a dental restoration is reliant on a number of factors (Jokstad et al., 2001). These may generally be related either to the dentist, to the patient and/or to the type of restoration itself. Faulty dental restorations and prostheses are common causes of gingival inflammation and periodontal destruction, consequently jeopardizing tooth stability and ultimately leading to patient discomfort. Within the limits of this study, it can be concluded that overhanging dental restorations and secondary caries lesions were observed in more than one third of the sample of dental attendees. Individuals with medical conditions exhibited a higher prevalence of overhangs, while individuals of high caries experience had more secondary caries. Clusters of individuals with no medical conditions and low caries experience showed the lowest prevalence of overhangs and secondary caries.