Restoration of primary teeth: a study of copper phosphate cement.

J. Foley*, D. J. Evans, A. Blackwell

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the survival of 'PD' Black Copper Cement when used as a dental filling material in carious primary teeth. DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: Dundee Dental Hospital, Dundee. SUBJECTS: Fifty children with carious primary molars had 82 dental restorations placed in the initial study. For the follow-up study, 45 restorations were available. RESULTS: Over 65% of the Black Copper Cement restorations placed in the initial study failed. Modification of restoration technique reduced the total loss of filling material to 18% of cases. CONCLUSION: To take advantage of the cariostatic properties of black copper cement may require it to be used as a lining under a less soluble restorative material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalHealth bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


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