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After two years of clinical service, more than 40% of class II restorations had failed (bulk fracture or retention loss; Fig.
Equation 21 can also be expressed in terms of the bulk fracture toughness [G.sub.IC], i.e.,
In a study18 conducted in Pakistan, around 47% of the restorations underwent failure due to bulk fracture in 27% cases.