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SEIXAS, Letícia Caliento et al. Demineralization around restorations with different restorative materials containing fluoride. Mat. Res. [online]. 2004, vol.7, n.2, pp.235-240. ISSN 1516-1439.

The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the demineralization on tooth/restoration interface of eight restorative materials after demineralization/remineralization cycling. Eighty class V cavities were prepared with margins at enamel and dentin/cementum, and were restored with Fuji II LC, Fuji IX, Ketac-fil, Ketac Molar, Ariston pHc, Compoglass, Degufill Mineral and Z100. After the restorative procedures, the restorations were submitted to demineralization/ remineralization cycling during 14 days. Specimens were embedded in acrylic resin and submitted to serial sectioning. The sections were examined by optical microscope, and demineralization around restoration was measured on cervical and occlusal margins. The data were analyzed using the ANOVA and Tukey test (p<0.05). Glass ionomer cements showed less demineralization on enamel and dentin/restoration interfaces when compared to the tested composite resins (Z100 and Degufill Mineral). In conclusion, glass ionomer cements suffered less demineralization but did not protect completely the tooth/restoration interface.

Keywords : Glass ionomer cement; Composite resin; Demineralization; Dental enamel; Dentin [cementum].

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