Previous studies have shown that occlusal dental caries can be arrested with sealants. Radiographic monitoring must be performed to ensure success. Standardized sequential bitewing radiographs over a 10-year interval of four patients who had sealed composite restorations placed without caries removal were digitized and analyzed using the CADIA algorithm. CADIA values for the 10-year period were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and showed no significant change in radiographic density for this interval (P > 0.05), which is suggestive of arrested dental caries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - May 1997|
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