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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2017 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Comparison of Film Thickness of Two Commercial Brands of Glass Ionomer Cement and One Dual-cured Composite: An in vitro Study

Naveen Gupta, Rajat R Khajuria, Rishav Singh, Pranamee Barua, Nausheen Hajira

Citation Information : Gupta N, Khajuria RR, Singh R, Barua P, Hajira N. Comparison of Film Thickness of Two Commercial Brands of Glass Ionomer Cement and One Dual-cured Composite: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (8):670-674.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2104

Published Online: 00-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The present study is undertaken to examine the film thickness of three most commonly used luting cements and to determine their usage as a luting agent.

Materials and methods

This study was carried out strictly according to the guidelines of American Dental Association (ADS) specification no. 8. Two glass slabs of 5 cm in length and 2 cm in width were used. One glass slab was kept over the other glass slab and the space between the two glass slabs was measured using metallurgical microscope at the power of 10×. Two brands of glass ionomer cement (GIC) and one dualcured resin cement were used in this study. The test cement is sandwiched between two glass slabs. A static load of 15 kg was applied using universal testing machine on the glass slabs for 1 hour and the space present between the two glass slabs was measured using metallurgical microscope at the power of 10×.

Results

Greatest film thickness was found in group III (Paracore) followed by group II (micron) and lowest in group I (GC luting and lining cement). All the tested samples can be used for luting purposes.

Conclusion

Greatest film thickness was observed in Paracore followed by micron and lowest in GC luting and lining cement. This suggests that the 25 to 27°C is ideal for mixing of the cement when used for luting consistency. The cement with film thickness more than 30 µm should never be used for luting purposes.

Clinical significance

The dentist should choose the luting cement with utmost care noting the film thickness and bond strength of the cement. The cement with low exothermic heat production and good bond strength should be encouraged.

How to cite this article

Khajuria RR, Singh R, Barua P, Hajira N, Gupta N, Thakkar RR. Comparison of Film Thickness of Two Commercial Brands of Glass Ionomer Cement and One Dualcured Composite: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(8):670-674.


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