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Is the survival rate of restorations with GIC cavity liners better than for restorations with no-GIC liners? Answer:
There appears to be no difference in the survival rate of both types of restorations. Post-operative sensitivity appears to be reduced for a short-time period after restoration placement when a GIC liner is used.
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Further Reading

  1. Powell LV, Gordon GE, Johnson GH. Clinical comparison of Class V resin composite and glass ionomer restorations. Am J Dent. 1992 Oct;5(5):249-52
  2. Akpata ES, Sadiq W. Post-operative sensitivity in glass-ionomer versus adhesive resin-lined posterior composites. Am J Dent. 2001 Feb;14(1):34-8
  3. Burrow MF, Banomyong D, Harnirattisai C, Messer HH. Effect of glass-ionomer cement lining on postoperative sensitivity in occlusal cavities restored with resin composite--a randomized clinical trial. Oper Dent. 2009 Nov-Dec;34(6):648-55
  4. Aboush YE, Torabzadeh H. Clinical performance of Class II restorations in which resin composite is laminated over resin-modified glass-ionomer. Oper Dent. 2000 Sep-Oct;25(5):367-73
  5. Krejci I, Lutz F, Loher CE. Quantitative in vivo evaluation of four restorative concepts for mixed Class V restorations. Quintessence Int. 1991 Jun;22(6):455-65
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