Townie® Poll

Which do you think last longer for an MOD on tooth #19?

Poll conducted from 12/5/2003 To 1/6/2004

Which do you think last longer for an MOD on tooth #19?
1414 total votes
72%
Amalgam
28%
Composite
What percent of your direct posterior restorations are done with composite rather than amalgam?
915 total votes
32%
100% composite
24%
75-99% composite
15%
50-74% composite
12%
25-49% composite
15%
1-24% composite
2%
100% amalgam
What type of composite do you use most often for posterior restorations?
885 total votes
34%
Microhybrid
12%
Microfill
7%
Nanofill
48%
Hybrid
What type of composite do you use most often for anterior restorations?
882 total votes
36%
Microhybrid
36%
Microfill
9%
Nanofill
18%
Hybrid
How many shades do you feel are necessary to restore 95% of cases?
899 total votes
45%
1 - 3
40%
4 - 6
11%
7 - 10
2%
11 –14
1%
15+
How many shades do you use in a typical class II posterior restoration?
894 total votes
59%
1
31%
2
7%
3
1%
4
1%
More than 4
How many shades do you use in a typical class IV restoration?
892 total votes
30%
1
40%
2
21%
3
5%
4
4%
More than 4
How many Incisal shades do you use?
880 total votes
53%
1
28%
2
11%
3
3%
4
4%
More than 4
How many Dentin shades do you use?
878 total votes
50%
1
22%
2
14%
3
5%
4
9%
More than 4
How many Enamel shades do you use?
875 total votes
36%
1
20%
2
15%
3
9%
4
20%
More than 4
Do you use any bleach shades in your office?
878 total votes
65%
Yes
35%
No
Do you use more than one brand of composite?
888 total votes
81%
Yes
19%
No
How many different composite systems do you currently have in your office?
890 total votes
13%
1
40%
2
32%
3
8%
4
7%
More than 4
Do you use a layering technique with your current composite system?
886 total votes
85%
Yes
15%
No
What percent of the time do you use a flowable composite for your direct posterior restorations?
891 total votes
12%
Never
27%
1-25%
9%
26-50%
11%
51-75%
40%
76-100%
What feature influences your composite buying decision the most?
886 total votes
5%
Price
46%
Handling
6%
Brand
29%
Research
15%
Esthetics

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