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Dent Mater. 1993 Mar;9(2):79-84.

Storage effects on dentin permeability and shear bond strengths.

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Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, USA.


The effects of duration of storage and selection of storage solution upon dentin permeability and bond strength were studied over a period of 8 days to 6 mon. Teeth were stored immediately after extraction in one of five commonly used solutions: 70% ethanol (E); 10% formalin (F); distilled water (W); distilled water with thymol (WT); or phosphate-buffered saline with thymol (ST). Permeability and lap shear bond strength measurements were evaluated in a repeated measures design (n = 20) after 8 days, 15 days and 6 mon. Dentin permeability varied with solution type and duration of storage as demonstrated by ANOVA, increasing F, E and the water-based solutions, respectively. Saline storage resulted in large significant decreases in permeability after prolonged storage, suggesting changes in dentin. Bond strengths were unaffected by duration of storage or by solution type, except for saline. Thus, permeability and bond strength values may be affected by storage conditions. The results of this study indicate that saline, the most commonly used solution in dental materials research, may be unsuitable for use as a result of its effect on dentin permeability and bond strength.

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