Radiopacity of Luting Cements as a Potential Factor in Peri-implantitis: An In Vitro Comparative Study


ÇAL E. , GÜNERİ P. , UNAL S., TÜRK A. G. , Ulusoy M., BOYACIOĞLU H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PERIODONTICS & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, cilt.37, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11607/prd.2878
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PERIODONTICS & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

Özet

The aim of this study was to establish the radiopacity of cements used in implant-retained fixed partial dentures with respect to implant material, enamel, and dentin. A sample of 10 specimens of 13 different cements, implants, enamel, and dentin were prepared. Radiographs of the specimens and aluminum step wedges were acquired. Mean gray values of specimens were measured using digital imaging software. Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Shapiro-Wilk normality tests and independent t test were used (P = .05). Implantlink Semi, Premier, and Dentotemp had the lowest radiopacity values; GC FujiTemp LT, Multilink Implant, Poly-F Plus, Cavex-Temporary, and Panavia SA showed the highest. Within the limitations of the study, cements containing zinc oxide and ytterbium-trifluoride can be recommended for cementation of implant-retained restorations.