Ngo HC, Mount G, Mc Intyre J, Tuisuva J, Von Doussa RJ.
Dental School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. email@example.com
To evaluate the remineralization of carious dentine following the restoration of an extensive lesion in a permanent molar with a high strength glass-ionomer cement (GIC).
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Thirteen first permanent molars, which were scheduled for extraction because of the presence of extensive caries lesions, were selected for this study. They were first restored, according to the ART technique, using encapsulated Fuji IX(GP), which contains a strontium glass rather than the traditional calcium glass. The cavities were prepared with a clean enamel margin and minimal removal of the carious dentine around the walls. After a period of 1-3 months they were harvested and subsequently sectioned and examined using an electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
EPMA demonstrated that both fluorine and strontium ions had penetrated deep into the underlying demineralized dentine. The only possible source of these ions was the GIC restoration.
The pattern of penetration of the fluorine and strontium ions into the dentine was consistent with a remineralization process.
PMID: 16540227 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] 1. J Dent. 2006 Sep;34(8):608-13. Epub 2006 Mar 15.