Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) – factors affecting success

The success of tooth restorations rendered according to principles of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) approach is dependant on various clinical factors. 

The most common failures, due to these factors, are partial material loss; complete material loss; caries related to restoration margin and material wear > 0.5mm. 

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The main reason for clinical ART failures are related to operator skills and performance. The prevention and management of ART failures includes emphasis on correct clinical indication and the repair of failed restorations. 


A new caries classification may provide guidance for clinical indication. The classification combines site and size of a lesion, which is reflected in a dual coding system. In addition, ART training and diligence during ART application are important for clinical success.

The success of tooth restorations rendered according to principles of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) approach is dependant on various clinical factors. The most common failures, due to these factors, are: · Partial material loss, · Complete material loss, · Caries related to restoration margin. · Material wear > 0.5mm.




°Journal of Applied Oral Science
°Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) – factors affecting success
°Steffen Mickenautsch / Elly Grossman