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J Clin Exp Dent. 2018 Sep 1;10(9):e927-e932. doi: 10.4317/jced.54857. eCollection 2018 Sep.

The evaluation of surface sealants' effect on the color stability of Nano-hybrid composite after polishing with One-Step system (in-vitro).

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Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
DDS, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
DDS, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.



The clinical use of composite resins has increased substantially over the past few years due to increased esthetic demands by patients, improvements in formulation, and simplification of bonding procedures. An alternative for preventing or reducing composite discoloration is using of composite surface sealant. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of surface sealant on color-stability of Nano-hybrid composites after polishing with one-step system.

Material and Methods:

56 disk-shaped specimens (10*2 mm) of a Nano-hybrid composite resin (VOCO,Cuxhaven,Germany) were prepared. The specimens were randomly divided in to 2 groups of 28 specimens each. The surfaces of specimens were polished with One-step system (Dimanto,VOCO,Germany ). one group of specimens assigned as control group and received no more surface treatment .surface sealant (PermaSeal,Ultradent,USA) was applied on the surface of specimens of the other group as experimental group .specimens were stored in Ringer's solution for 24 hours at 37oC. The specimens were subjected to artificial aging with thermocycling method between coffee solution at 55°C and Ringer's solution at 5°C for 3000 cycles. CIE L*a*b color coordinates were established using a spectrophotometer for each specimen. Statistical significance was set at p<0.05.


After aging in both groups, color changing was significantly different (p<0.05) and clinically unacceptable (ΔE> 3.3) and there was no significant difference between the two groups in ΔE.


Surface sealant was not effective in improving color stability. Key words:Surface-penetrating Sealant, Color Stability, Nano-hybrid composites.

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Conflict of interest statement: The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exist.

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