2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part B
Evaluating the marginal seal of a bioactive restorative material activa Bioactive and two bulk fill composites in class II restorations: an in vitro study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nirmala Bishnoi, Dr. Ida de Noronha de Ataide, Dr. Marina Fernandes, Dr. Rajan Lambor and Dr. Bobbin Sandhu
ABSTRACT:Aims and objectives:
To evaluate and compare the microleakage in class II cavities restored with a new bioactive restorative material (ACTIVA bioactive) and two different bulk fill composites (Tetric-N-Ceram bulk fill and Filtek bulk fill).
Materials and methods: 60 freshly extracted mandibular molars were selected and standard class II cavities were made on mesial surface of each tooth. Samples were then randomly divided into 3 groups i.e. Group I- Activa bioactive (n=20), Group II- Tetric-N Ceram (n=20) and Group III- Filtek Bulk fill (n=20) and restored with the respective composite material. After storage and thermocycling, the samples were subjected to dye extraction method for microleakage analysis using a spectrophotometer.
Results: Results demonstrated that the bioactive restorative material Activa Bioactive (Group I) and Tetric-N-Ceram bulk fill (Group II) showed least microleakage followed by Filtek bulk Fill composite (Group III).The difference between Group I and Group II was not statistically significant (p<0.05) whereas the Group I and Group III and Group II and Group III was statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that Activa bioactive and Tetric - N-Ceram showed least microleakage.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nirmala Bishnoi, Dr. Ida de Noronha de Ataide, Dr. Marina Fernandes, Dr. Rajan Lambor, Dr. Bobbin Sandhu. Evaluating the marginal seal of a bioactive restorative material activa Bioactive and two bulk fill composites in class II restorations: an in vitro study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):98-102.