Secondary Caries in Posterior Restorations, Amalgam vs Composite resin: A Comparative Review
Authors: Lama Saleh Alkhudhair, Dr. Pavithra Somasundaram, Dr. Ahmed Nabil
Secondary caries or as it is called recurrent caries is the caries that progress under or at the margins of restorative materials. The Presence and progression of such caries predict the success and longevity of restorations.
The aim of this to compare the incidence of secondary caries between amalgam and composite restorative materials.
Although there are many factors beside the restorative material that increase the risk of secondary caries, performance of amalgam restorations was better than composite.