Evaluation of Effect of Desensitizing Agents on the Retention of Crowns Cemented with Luting Agents: A Clinical Study

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Amol Barhate, Dhairaysheel N Edake, Virsen J Patil, Shripal Sanjay Oswal, Vinay sharma, Archana Daga


Background: The present study was undertaken for comparing the impact of desensitizing agents on the retention of crowns cemented with luting agents.

Materials & methods: 80 freshly extracted mandibular molar teeth were selected.  Two study groups were made: Group 1: Control group-Glass ionomer cement; and Group 2: Study group- GC Tooth Mousse desensitizer. Crowns were fabricated and were subjected under universal force testing machine. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software.

Results: 80 freshly extracted molar were enrolled and were broadly divided into two study groups; Group 1: Glass ionomer cement (Control), and Group 2: Glass ionomer cement (GC Tooth Mousse desensitizer). Mean tensile bond strength of group 1 specimens was 46.8 Kg while mean tensile strength of Group 2 specimens was 45.3 Kg respectively. While comparing statistically, non-significant results were obtained.

Conclusion: From the above results, the authors concluded that application of desensitizing agents might be designated during fabrication of crowns as it will not affect the retentive ability of the luting cements.

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