Cements Used: Maxillary FPD vs. Mandibular FPD

Author(s): Reshma Thirunavakarasu, Rakshagan V* and Balaji Ganesh S

Fixed partial dentures depend on the type of luting cement used to ensure its longevity. There have been many luting agents that have been introduced claiming to be clinically better and superior compared to other luting agents. These various cements which have been introduced are to improve the characteristics. Various agents which are commonly used are glass ionomer, resin modified GIC, compomers, resin cements, zinc phosphate, zinc polycarboxylate, etc. Long term clinical success of fixed prosthodontics restoration is influenced by many factors which include luting agents. Completed case sheets were collected from Saveetha dental college and hospitals. Case sheets were taken from June 2019 to April 2020. Data was retrieved and evaluated by 2 reviewers. The study sample was 829 fixed partial dentures. Data was tabulated based on gender, fixed partial denture (maxillary and mandibular FPD) and cements used. Total number of fixed partial dentures cemented was 829 of which maxillary FPD was 467 and mandibular FPD was 362. It showed that in both male and females, maxillary FPD was the most cemented (35.45% and 30.88% respectively). Association between fixed partial dentures cemented and gender was found not to be of statistical significance (Chi square test: 1.86; p value: 0.667; p>0.05). The most common cement used in both maxillary and mandibular FPD is GIC with 49.34% and 38.36% respectively. Association between various cements and fixed partial denture was found to be statistically significant (Chi square test: 5.881; p value: 0.053; p=0.05). Luting agents seal the interface between restoration and prepared tooth. There are advantages of various luting agents, thus it’s the told of the clinician to select appropriate cement for cementation of FPDs.


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