Publications by authors named "Bulent Buyukgural"

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Rehabilitation of an edentulous cleft lip and palate patient with a soft palate defect using a bar-retained, implant-supported speech-aid prosthesis: a clinical report.

Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2009 Jan 11;46(1):97-102. Epub 2008 Apr 11.

Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.

Prosthetic rehabilitation of an edentulous cleft lip and palate patient with a combined hard and soft palate defect is a great challenge, due to the lack of retention of the obturator prosthesis as a result of its weight and the inability to obtain a border seal. Dental implants improve the retention, stability, and occlusal function of prostheses when used in carefully selected cleft lip and palate cases. This clinical report presents an edentulous unilateral cleft lip and palate patient who has hard and soft palate defects and an atrophied maxilla, treated with an implant-supported speech-aid prosthesis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1597/07-216.1DOI Listing
January 2009

Effect of different adhesive protocols vs calcium hydroxide on primary tooth pulp with different remaining dentin thicknesses:24-month results.

Clin Oral Investig 2008 Mar 25;12(1):91-6. Epub 2007 Sep 25.

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

The aim of this randomized, controlled, single-blind and prospective study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic success rates of three different bonding protocols vs calcium hydroxide liner for protection of the dentin-pulp complex of primary molars with different remaining dentin thicknesses. Two hundred forty primary molar teeth with moderate to deep occlusal caries were restored in 97 children who met inclusion criteria. After cavity preparation, the teeth were randomly assigned into four groups (n = 60/group) with respect to the material used for protection of the dentin-pulp complex: (1) total-etching with 36% phosphoric acid followed by an acetone-based adhesive (Prime&Bond NT), (2) a self-etch adhesive system (Xeno III), (3) an acetone-based adhesive (Prime&Bond NT) without prior acid conditioning, and (4) control: calcium hydroxide cement (Dycal). Teeth in groups 1-3 were restored with a polyacid-modified resin-based composite (Dyract AP) and those in group 4 with amalgam. The remaining dentin thickness was calculated using image analysis software (ImageJ). The teeth were evaluated clinically and radiographically for 24 months. The distribution of restored teeth with minimal remaining dentin thickness (< or =0.5 mm) was 3.3, 8.3, 8.3, and 10% for groups 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Despite the absence of pulpal protection in groups 1-3, none of those teeth exhibited any significant clinical or radiographic symptom during the study period. After 2 years, the clinical and radiographic success rate of restorative treatments was 100%. Protection of the dentin-pulp complex with the tested bonding protocols resulted in similar outcomes in mainly shallow and medium deep cavities as compared to calcium hydroxide amalgam in more deep cavities, when indirect pulp treatment was performed in class I compomer restorations.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00784-007-0152-xDOI Listing
March 2008

Root fracture in immature tooth: report of a case.

Dent Traumatol 2007 Jun;23(3):173-6

Department of Pedodontics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey.

Root fracture injuries affect 0.5-7% of permanent teeth. Although this type of injury is rarely seen in teeth with immature root formation, the prognosis is generally good depending on the site of the fracture. A case report of horizontal root fracture in maxillary central incisor of an 8-year and 3-month-old girl and its treatment was presented.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-9657.2005.00402.xDOI Listing
June 2007