Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Desensitizing agent


Evaluation of effectiveness of desensitizing agents on the retention of crowns cemented with luting agents

Sofia Ganai, S Vijay Singh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3985-3988

Background:The present study was undertaken for comparing the impact of desensitizing
agents on the retention of crowns cemented with luting agents.Materials & methods:20
freshly extracted mandibular molar teeth were selected. Storing of the tooth specimens in
the normal saline was done followed by thorough cleaning. All the specimens were divided
into two study groups as follows: Group 1: Glass ionomer cement (Control), and Group 2:
Glass ionomer cement (GC Tooth Mousse desensitizer). Crowns were fabricated and were
subjected under universal force testing machine. All the results were recorded in Microsoft
excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software.Results:Among the group 1, mean tensile
bond strength was 45.9 Kg while in the group 2, mean tensile strength was 44.2 Kg
respectively. While comparing statistically, non-significant results were
obtained.Conclusion:Application of desensitizing agents might be designated during
fabrication of crowns as it will not affect the retentive ability of the luting cements.