Effects of two methods of moisture control on marginal microleakage between resin composite and etched enamel: A clinical study

George T. Knight, Thomas G. Berry, Nasser Barghi, Troy R. Burns

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Visible light-polytnerized resin composite tabs were bonded to the flattened, acid-etched suriace of teeth that ere scheduled tor extraction. Half of the teeth (group I] were isolated with cotton rolls in conjunction with a saliva ejector. The remaining teeth (group II) were isolated using a rubber dam. Both methods of isolation were used for each patient so that to some extent all patients served as their own controls. Following extraction, all samples were thermocycied 500 times alternating between 6° and 60°, after which they were immersed in 5% methylene blue for 4 hours. Each tooth was then mounted in acrylic resin and sectioned on a hard tissue microtome. Microleakage was assessed using a light microscope at × 20 magnification. The use of rubber dam isolation resulted in less microleakage at the enamel resin interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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