Hideaki Shiono, DDS, PhD, and Hiroyasu Koizumi, DDS, PhD
Department of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan
This clinical report evaluates the clinical performance of a tooth-colored composite restoration made of a highly filled prosthodontic composite (Estenia) and bonded with a composite luting agent (RelyX ARC), in conjunction with the longevity of an adjacent conventional full cast restoration cemented with a resin-modified glass-ionomer material (RelyX luting cement). After an observation period of 36 months, both restorations are functioning satisfactorily, indicating that the jacket crown seated with the RelyX ARC material can be used as an alternative to a cast restoration for restoring pulpless mandibular premolars.
(Int Chin J Dent 2003; 3: 100-104.)
Key Words: adhesive, composite, jacket crown, resin-modified glass-ionomer.