In vitro influence of 2% chlorhexidine on links established at the hybrid layer between collagen fibers and nano adhesive used in the adhesive system

  • Cornel Gh. Boitor
  • Florin Stoica
  • Mihaela Cernusca-Mitariu
  • Mihai Burlibasa
  • Laura Stef

Abstract

In this study, 48 human teeth were chosen; they were extracted from natural sources. Sound dentin surfaces were exposed by operating low speed diamond disc at conventional speed with copious water spraying. The teeth were divided by randomizing technique, into two equal groups (n = 24): the control and the test group. Teeth in the control group followed the conventional method of etching, washing, applying adhesive, while teeth from the test group followed an intermediate stage of the application for 60 s of 2% chlorhexidine solution before applying adhesive system (Prime and Bond NT). After applying the adhesive, all the teeth received a standard cylindrical light curing composite restoration. Half of the teeth of each group were subjected to the bonding strength tests after 24 h and the other half, after 4 months period of keeping in distilled water at 37°C. The results show that there are no significant statistical differences at 24 h between the two groups while after 4 months, there was a positive statistical significance in favor of the group which followed a subsequent treatment with chlorhexidine. The application of 2% chlorhexidine might prevent hybrid layer degradation and this procedure has a beneficial effect on maintaining bond strength.

Keywords: Teeth, chlorhexidine, matrix metalloproteinases, bond strength

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(12), pp. 1438-1442

Author Biographies

Cornel Gh. Boitor
Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine “V. Papilian”, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania
Florin Stoica
Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania
Mihaela Cernusca-Mitariu
Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine “V. Papilian”, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania
Mihai Burlibasa
Faculty of Dental Medicine, UMF “Carol Davila” Bucuresti, Romania
Laura Stef
Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine “V. Papilian”, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania
Published
2016-01-19
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Articles

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