The effect of approximal retention grooves on fracture strengths of class 2 composite resin and amalgam restorations was tested in vitro. Results indicated that retention grooves significantly improved (P less than 0.05) the compressive strength of amalgam restorations (38.6% stronger). For posterior composite resin restorations, there was no significant difference in mean compressive strength of restorations in preparations with and without retention grooves.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Mar 1990|
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