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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
January 1991
Volume 22 , Issue 1

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Marginal leakage around V-shaped cavities restored with glass-ionomer cements: an in vitro study

Zyskind/Frenkel/Fuks/Hirschfeld

Pages: 41-45
PMID: 1838417

The object of this investigation was to assess the degree of marginal leakage around V-shaped cervical glass-ionomer cement restorations and compare it to that around composite resin restorations. Three different glass-ionomer cements and one composite resin control were assessed by means of dye penetration. Severe microleakage at the occlusal margins was found in 70% of the glass-ionomer cement restorations, but in only 10% of the composite resin restorations. A considerable amount of dye penetration was observed at the cervical margins of all restorations, including the controls. None of the glass-ionomer cements tested showed superiority in preventing marginal leakage occlusally or gingivally.

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