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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 10  |  Page No.: 1982 - 1988

Comparison of Dental Restoration for Experimentally Induced Cavity with Amalgam, Resin Composite or Glass Ionomer Cement in Dogs

Kamuran Pamuk, Z. Kadir Saritas, Ibrahim Demirkan and Musa Korkmaz

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare the clinical usage of filling materials such as amalgam, glass ionomer cement and resin composite. A 2 years old male and weighing 16 kg stray dog, was used. Cavities were made in a routine manner by a frez. Cavities of the buccal surfaces of the left maxillar molar, premolar, canine and incisive teeth were filled with amalgam, cavities of the buccal surfaces of the left mandibular molar, premolar, canine and incisive teeth were filled with glass ionomer cement and cavities of the buccal surfaces of the right mandibular molar, premolar, canine and incisive teeth were loaded with resin composite. The dog was monitored for a period of 6 months for the applicability of dental restorative materials. It was concluded that amalgam and resin composite were more usable than glass ionomer cement in teeth, which were exposed to stress however, resin composite as a restorative material is more demandable if esthetical reason is preferred in veterinary dentistry.

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