Assessment of Bite Forces in Restored Teeth with Different Commonly Used Restorative Materials: A Comparative Study


  • Manay Srinivas Munisekhar
  • Bander Fayez Alruwaili
  • Kiran Kumar Ganji
  • Mohammad Khursheed Alam
  • Vinod Bandela
  • Mohammed Ghazi Sghaireen


Bite Force, Dental Caries, Dental Amalgam, Glass Ionomer Cements, Composite Resins


Objective: To evaluate and compare bite force (BF) in permanent first molars restored with glass ionomer cement (GIC), composite and amalgam, and normal contralateral permanent first molars. Material and Methods: BF was recorded in decayed permanent first molars, which were filled with GIC (n=30), composite (n=30), and amalgam (n=30), and in healthy contralateral first molars (n=90) with Force Transducer Occlusal Force Meter and compared. Results: BF was significantly higher in normal teeth on the contralateral side compared to teeth restored with GIC and composite. However, in patients with amalgam restoration, though it was less compared to that on the contralateral side, it was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Conclusion: Restoring teeth with various filling materials may improve bite force. In the present study, it was found that the teeth restored with amalgam had higher bite forces in comparison to the other restorative materials used. However, it was not comparable to that observed in the normal tooth (control) on the contralateral side.


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Munisekhar, M. S., Alruwaili, B. F., Ganji, K. K., Alam, M. K., Bandela, V., & Sghaireen, M. G. (2023). Assessment of Bite Forces in Restored Teeth with Different Commonly Used Restorative Materials: A Comparative Study. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria E Clínica Integrada, 23, e220031. Retrieved from



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