Marginal integrity of large compomer Class II restorations with cervical margins in dentine

Thomas Dietrich, M Kraemer, GM L sche, J Roulet

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the marginal integrity of total-bond Dyract AP restorations in large Class II restorations with cervical margins in dentine. The efficacy of a new non-rinse conditioner and the effect of beveling the enamel margins were also studied. METHODS: Large MOD cavities with cervical margins located 1mm below the CEJ were prepared in 48 extracted human molars. Six groups (n=8) were filled using a total-bond technique with Spectrum TPH or Dyract AP or a sandwich technique with Dyract in combination with Spectrum TPH. For Dyract AP total-bond restorations, a new non-rinse conditioner was tested vs. a total-etch with 36% phosphoric acid in beveled and butt-joint cavities. After water storage for 21 days and thermocycling (2000x, 5-55 degrees C), replicas were produced for quantitative marginal analysis in the SEM. Afterwards, teeth were immersed in 0.5% basic fuchsin for 24h and dried. Percent dye penetration over the total margin length was analysed in three layers using a sequential grinding technique. Statistical analysis was performed with non-parametric tests and the Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons at p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-405
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Dentistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2000


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