Author(s): Dionysopoulos P, Kotsanos N, KoliniotouKoubia E, Tolidis K
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Abstract Replacement of restorations because of secondary caries is a continuing problem in restorative dentistry. This investigation assessed the capacity of fluoride-releasing restorative materials to resist caries in vitro when used in roots. Class 5 cavities were prepared in buccal and lingual surfaces of 30 extracted premolars and restored with one of three polyacid modified resin composites (F-2000, Hytac and Compoglass F), a resin modified glass-ionomer cement (Fuji II LC) a conventional glass ionomer (Ketac-Fil), and a resin composite (Z-100). After 5 weeks in an acid gel for caries-like lesion formation, the teeth were sectioned longitudinally and examined with polarized light. The results showed that restoration of caries with polyacid modified resin composites and resin modified glass ionomer cements may be of great importance in the prevention of secondary caries around the restorations in roots. Clinical Relevance Light cured fluoride-releasing restorations may inhibit caries-like lesions. Inhibition of demineralization in vitro around fluoride releasing materials.
This article was published in J Oral Rehabil
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta