Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Research Article| Volume 67, ISSUE 2, P156-161, February 1992

Microleakage of new crown and fixed partial denture luting agents

  • Shane N. White
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    University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
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  • John A. Sorensen
    University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
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  • Seung K. Kang
    University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
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  • Angelo A. Caputo
    University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
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  • Author Footnotes
    a Formerly Resident, Postgraduate Prosthodontics, University of California at Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif.
    b Assistant Professor and Director, Postgraduate Prosthodontics, University of California at Los Angeles.
    c Resident, Postgraduate Prosthodontics, University of California at Los Angeles.
    d Professor and Chairman, Biomaterials Science Section, University of California at Los Angeles.
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      This study measured the in vitro microleakage of conventional and new FPD luting agents. Standardized preparations were made on 42 freshly extracted premolars. Facial and lingual chamfer margins were placed in enamel, mesial and distal in dentin and cementum, and castings were made in Rexillium III alloy and were then cemented with a standardized technique. Six groups of seven samples were tested, (1) polycarboxylate, (2) zinc phosphate, (3) glass ionomer, (4) Den-Mat Thin Film cement, (5) Panavia Ex, and (6) Den-Mat Thin Film cement with Tenure. The ranking of groups for stain ingress was from the greatest (1) to the least (6). A one-way analysis of variance and Tukey-Student range analysis revealed significantly similar groups, p < 0.05:(1,2,3,4) (5,6).
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