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J Conserv Dent. 2011 Jul;14(3):269-72. doi: 10.4103/0972-0707.85813.

Effect of storage environment on the bond strength of reattachment of crown fragments to fractured teeth.

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Department of Operative Dentistry and Torabi Nejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of this study was to examine various storage environments for storing fragments before being bonded to the remaining teeth and also estimate the required force to fracture the restored teeth.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Sixty mandibular incisor teeth were fractured on the incisal one-third and were divided into five groups of 12 each to be stored in normal saline, water, milk, saliva and dry environments for 24 hours. All the fractured parts in each group were bonded to their relevant apical parts by an etch and rinse bonding system and a flowable composite resin. The fracture resistance was measured by a universal testing machine, and the results were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Tukey statistical tests.

RESULTS:

The results revealed that the difference among the five groups was statistically significant (P<0.001). Tukey tests showed that the force required for fracturing fragments kept in the milk and saliva environments were significantly higher than those for the normal saline, water and dry environments (P<0.05 ).

CONCLUSIONS:

It was concluded that keeping the fractured parts in milk and saliva environments can increase the required force for fracturing teeth more than the other environments.

KEYWORDS:

Storage environments; reattachment; tooth fracture

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