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The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare marginal leakage of Class II amalgam restorations lined with different agents (two new generation dentin bonding systems, a cavity varnish and an amalgam liner). Forty freshly extracted human molar teeth were divided into five groups. Class II preparations were prepared in the mesial and distal surfaces of each molar. While the cavities in two groups were lined with two new generation bonding systems, the other two groups were treated with an amalgam lining material and a cavity varnish. Fifth group was used as control, without any lining. Amalgam* was hand-condensed into each preparation. Specimens were thermocycled, stained and sectioned. Microleakage was graded using a stereomicroscope. Mean microleakage scores for occlusal and cervical margins were calculated and analysed. For the leakage values on occlusal margins, Kruskal-Wallis test indicated no significant difference in all groups. For the leakage values on cervical margins, Kruskal-Wallis test indicated significant difference in four groups when compared with controls (P < 0.001). On the other hand, there was no significant difference between the occlusal and cervical leakage values in each group.


S Belli, N Unlü, F Ozer. Effect of cavity varnish, amalgam liner or dentin bonding agents on the marginal leakage of amalgam restorations. Journal of oral rehabilitation. 2001 May;28(5):492-6

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PMID: 11380791

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