Five year clinical evaluation of restorations placed in a low shrinkage stress composite in UK general dental practices

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  • Trevor Burke
  • Russell J. Crisp
  • Ali James
  • Louis Mackenzie
  • Owen Thompson
  • A. Pal

Colleges, School and Institutes


This paper evaluates the five year clinical evaluation of restorations formed in a low shrinkage stress resin composite material (3M ESPE Filtek Silorane, Seefeld, Germany) and placed in the general dental practices of five members of the PREP Panel, a group of UK practice-based researchers. Results indicated satisfactory performance of the material under evaluation, other than for marginal staining, which affected 60% of the restorations evaluated after five years, albeit with less than 10% of the circumference of the restorations being affected.CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The low shrinkage stress material, Filtek Silorane™, demonstrated good clinical performance in the majority of parameters which were assessed at five years.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalThe European journal of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Clinical Evaluation, Low Shrinkage Stress, Resin Composite, Restorative Dentistry