Effects of the preparation technique and type of material on the penetrability of sealants

John S. Cho, David Covey, Faika Abdelmegid, Fouad Salama

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Abstract

The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the penetration of 2 resin-based and 2 glass ionomer sealants into fissures after either conventional or mechanical preparation. All the materials placed in the conventionally prepared and mechanically prepared fissures penetrated the fissures beyond the standard (0.5-mm) reference line used in this study. For 1 glass ionomer sealant, the number of specimens showing complete penetration of sealant was significantly greater (P < 0.05) in mechanically prepared fissures than in conventionally prepared ones. No significant differences were found between mechanically and conventionally prepared fissures for the other sealants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e18-e22
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume63
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Enameloplasty
  • Fissure sealants
  • Glass ionomer sealant
  • Resin-based sealant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Cho, J. S., Covey, D., Abdelmegid, F., & Salama, F. (2015). Effects of the preparation technique and type of material on the penetrability of sealants. General dentistry, 63(4), e18-e22.