Length of resin tags in pit-and-fissure sealants: all-in-one self-etching adhesive vs phosphoric acid etching.


PURPOSE: To investigate the penetration (tags) of adhesive materials into enamel etched with phosphoric acid or treated with a self-etching adhesive, before application of a pit-and-fissure sealant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised six study groups with six specimens each. Before pit-and-fissure sealing with the materials Clinpro SealantTM (Groups I and II), Vitro Seal ALPHA (Groups III and IV) and Fuji II LC (Groups V and VI), the teeth in Groups I, III, and V were etched with 35% phosphoric acid for 30 seconds. Teeth in Groups II, IV, and VI received application of the self-etching adhesive Adper Prompt L-Pop. The treated teeth were sectioned buccolingually, ground to 100-microm thickness, decalcified, and analyzed by conventional light microscopy at 400x magnification. RESULTS: The teeth etched with phosphoric acid exhibited significantly greater penetration than specimens treated with self-etching adhesive. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: When compared with enamel treated with a self-etching adhesive, the penetration (tags) of adhesive materials into enamel was greater when applied on enamel etched with phosphoric acid.



biomedical and dental materials, Clinpro Sealant, compomer, dentin bonding agent, fissure sealant, Fuji glass ionomer lining cement, Fuji glass-ionomer lining cement, glass ionomer, phosphoric acid, Prompt L Pop, Prompt L-Pop, resin, resin cement, chemistry, comparative study, dental acid etching, dental bonding, enamel, human, materials testing, methodology, surface property, ultrastructure, Acid Etching, Dental, Compomers, Composite Resins, Dental Bonding, Dental Enamel, Dental Materials, Dentin-Bonding Agents, Glass Ionomer Cements, Humans, Materials Testing, Phosphoric Acids, Pit and Fissure Sealants, Resin Cements, Surface Properties

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Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995), v. 29, n. 3, p. 186-192, 2008.