Authors: Thamer ALMOHAREB


An important factor for successful composite restorations is the development of sealed enamel and dentin margins. The efficacy of self-adhering flowable composite in improving marginal adaptation or reducing microleakage is not fully understood. Also the performance of self-adhering flowable composite at different clinical situations was not proofed. The purpose of this review was to evaluate existing evidence to verify the ability of self-adhering composite to provide durable sealed composite restorations and to summarize available evidences as permanent restorative material based on the results of original scientific full-length papers from peer-reviewed journals listed in PubMed from January 2005 to January 2020. The current literature describes promising results of using a self-adhering composite as alternative of conventional resin composite. However, none of the published results describe an application technique or materials of choice that achieved a homogeneous and tight marginal seal. Also available data from clinical researches did not provide solid recommendations to use it as an option for specific clinical situations. Self-adhering composite restorations can be used as alternative to flowable composite. Also, the results of these studies will help guide new studies that can provide insights regarding important factors and effects related to the performance of these new materials.

  • Adhesiveness
  • composite resins
  • Dental
  • Dental Bonding/ methods
  • Dental Marginal Adaptation
  • Humans.
  • Self-Curing of Dental Resins
  • Technology