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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 260-263

Effect of protective coating on microhardness of a new glass ionomer cement: Nanofilled coating versus unfilled resin

Department of Restorative, School of Dentistry, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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Foad Faraji
Department of Restorative, School of Dentistry, Islamic Azad University, Noor No18, Shamsabad 9821, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_83_16

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Background and Objectives: EQUIATM is a new gastrointestinal (GI) system with high compressive strength, surface microhardness (MH), and fluoride release potential. This in vitro study aimed to assess the effect of aging and type of protective coating on the MH of EQUIATM GI cement. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 disc-shaped specimens measuring 9 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness were fabricated of EQUIATM GI and divided into three groups of G-Coat nanofilled coating (a), no coating (b) and margin bond (c). The Vickers MH value of specimens was measured before (baseline) and at 3 and 6 months after water storage. Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. Results: Group B had significantly higher MH than the other two groups at baseline. Both G-Coat and margin bond increased the surface MH of GI at 3 and 6 months. The MH values of G-Coat and margin bond groups did not significantly increase or decrease between 3 and 6 months. Conclusion: The increase in MH was greater in the G-Coat compared to the margin bond group in the long-term. Clinically, margin bond may be a suitable alternative when G-Coat is not available.

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