Evaluation of stainless steel crowns cemented with glass-ionomer and resin-modified glass-ionomer luting cements

Yilmaz, Y.; Simsek, S.; Dalmis, A.; Gurbuz, T.; Kocogullari, M.E.

American Journal of Dentistry 19(2): 106-110

2006


ISSN/ISBN: 0894-8275
PMID: 16764134
Document Number: 8926
To evaluate in vitro and in vivo conditions of stainless steel crowns (SSC) cemented using one luting glass-ionomer cement (Aqua Meron) and one luting resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (Vitremer). In the in vitro part of this study, retentive properties of SSCs cemented using Aqua Meron and Vitremer on extracted primary first molars were tested. In addition, two specimens of each group were used to evaluate the tooth hard tissue-cement, within the cement itself, cement-SSC, and tooth hard tissue-cement-SSC under scanning electron microscope (SEM). In the in vivo part of this study, 152 SSCs were placed on the first or second primary molars of 86 children, and cemented using either Aqua Meron or Vitremer. The crowns were examined for retention. In addition, the clinical views of the crowns were recorded with an intraoral camera. No significant difference was found between the mean retentive forces of Aqua Meron and Vitremer (P> 0.05). SSCs cemented with Aqua Meron and Vitremer had an average lifespan of 26.44 and 24.07 months respectively. Only one (0.66%) of 152 SSCs was lost from the Aqua Meron group during post-cementation periods. Nineteen of the 152 SSCs (12.5%) had dents or perforations.

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Evaluation of stainless steel crowns cemented with glass-ionomer and resin-modified glass-ionomer luting cements