The influence of disinfection on dimensional stability of temporary crowns

Paula Carolina Komori de Carvalho, Sâmia Carolina Mota Sacourague, Lais Medeiros Ribeiro de Almeida, Estevão Tomomitsu Kimpara, Tarcisio José de Arruda Paes-Junior


Objective: Evaluate the influence of different disinfection methods on the dimensional stability of temporary acrylic resin crowns. Material and Methods: A metallic die with two different marks at the margin was used to prepare the specimens with two different resins (bis-acrylic resin-Structur, acrylic resin-Dencrilay). They were divided into eight groups (n=8), determined according to the disinfection methods (microwave, acetic acid, 1% hypochlorite) and control. The marginal adaptation was recorded using an optical microscope (50X) comparing two different marks on the margin of the crowns with 2 points along the entire circumferential margin before and after disinfection methods. Results: Results were compared statistically by ANOVA and Tukey's test (p≤0.05). The two-way ANOVA showed statistical difference between types of materials. No significant differences were found between disinfection methods and interaction of factors. Conclusion: All procedures affected the marginal adaptation however temporary crowns made by bis-acrylic resin demonstrate higher dimensional stability.


Dimensional stability; Disinfection; Temporary crowns.

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