Resin infiltration of non-cavitated enamel lesions in paediatric dentistry: A narrative review

Dziaruddin, Nabihah and Zakaria, Ahmad Shuhud Irfani (2022) Resin infiltration of non-cavitated enamel lesions in paediatric dentistry: A narrative review. Children-Basel, 9 (12). ISSN 2227-9067, DOI

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The resin infiltration (RI) technique was introduced as one of the minimal intervention dentistry strategies in addressing dental caries among the paediatric population. This technique used the low-viscosity resin monomer to infiltrate the non-cavitated carious lesion and other developmental enamel porosities, thus allowing the conservation of the tooth structure. This narrative review aims to explore the value of RI in Paediatric Dentistry. Through our search of the literature, the development of the material, their clinical applications and shortcomings, as well as the innovation that has been carried out to improve the current RI, were discussed. There are number of high-level evidence supporting the use of RI in arresting non-cavitated proximal caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth, but its efficacy in managing anterior white spot lesions is still unclear. Limited penetration depth, not radiopaque and questionable long-term colour and material stability were among the limitation of the material. Various laboratory-based studies have been conducted to improve the current properties of RI. Nevertheless, RI has emerged as one of the important micro-invasive techniques in addressing non-cavitated and anterior white-spot enamel lesions in children and adolescents with great success.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resin infiltration; Paediatric dentistry; Minimal intervention dentistry; Dental caries; Dental developmental Anomalies
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 08:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 07:34

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