Comparative evaluation of Cention N and Amalgam in Class II posterior restorations.
Aim of the study: To compare the clinical performance of Amalgam with Cention N in Class II cavities.
Methodology : After ethical approval, fifty patients were selected as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria and Class II cavities were prepared and divided into two groups by simple randomization. In one group the cavities were restored with Amalgam using standard protocols and in the second group the cavities were restored with Cention N. At 1 week, 3 months and 6 months the restorations were evaluated for parameters specified by modified USPHS Criteria for dental restorations.
Conclusion: The study showed that there was no significant difference in the performance of both the materials in the given time frame. It can therefore be concluded that Cention N can be used as an alternate to Amalgam in Class II posterior restorations.
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