Background: Caries remains one of the commonest diseases of children with hundreds of millions of children worldwide requiring treatment.Hence; we planned the present study to compare the success of composite resin and amalgam restorative materials in paediatric patients. Materials & methods: A total of 40 children were included in the present study. All the children were more than 8 years of and less than 18 years of age. All the children were broadly divided into two study groups with 20 children in each group. One group comprised of children in which composite resin material was used for restoration while other group comprised of children in which amalgam restorative material was used. Class I and class II cavities were made in the required areas of the deciduous dentition by skilled pedodontists. Direct clinical evaluation of each restoration was completed by two experienced evaluators. All the restorations were evaluated after a period of 12 months for assessing the success. Results: Out of 14 primary class I restorations in the composite group, 12 were successful while the remaining 2 failed. Out of 14 primary class I restorations in the amalgam group, 13 were successful while the remaining 1 failed. Out of 11 primary class II restorations in the composite group, 9 were successful while the remaining 2 failed. Out of 12 primary class II restorations in the amalgam group, 11 were successful while the remaining 1 failed. On comparing the success of restorations in between the two study groups, non-significant results were obtained. Conclusion: Both the restorative materials were equally effective in restoring deciduous dentition.
Key words: Amalgam, Composite, Deciduous
Received: 3 December 2018 Revised: 26 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Madhulika Yadav, Assistant professor Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College, Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India,
This article may be cited as: Kohli A, Yadav M, Pandey V, Sharma V, Kohli V. Assessment of longevity of composite and amalgam restorations in posterior teeth of paediatric patients: A comparative study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):25-27.