Polymer-Based Direct Filling Materials

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After a brief review of current restorative materials and classifications, this article discusses the latest developments in polymer-based direct filling materials, with emphasis on products and studies available in the last 10 years. This will include the more recent bulk fill composites and self-adhesive materials, for which clinical evidence of success, albeit somewhat limited, is already available. The article also introduces the latest cutting edge research topics on new materials for composite restorations, and an outlook for the future of how those may help to improve the service life of dental composite restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-750
Number of pages18
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2017


  • Caries
  • Clinical longevity
  • Dental composites
  • Polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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