The aim of the present study was to evaluate how hydroabrasion performs during composite removal. A standardized amount of composite was bonded to 40 enamel surfaces of extracted third molars, then removed with either a tungsten carbide bur mounted on a micro-motor handpiece without irrigation, a tungsten carbide bur mounted on a micro-motor handpiece with irrigation, a tungsten carbide bur mounted on an air-rotor handpiece, or hydroabrasion. The four treatment methods were compared using the enamelsurface-index and the adhesive-remnant-index and performing a Kruskal-Wallis statistical test to detect differences between each method’ scores. Hydroabrasion produced significantly less damage to the enamel surface compared to the other three methods. Hydroabrasion was the cleaning method that produced less damages to the enamel surface, at a cost of a less efficient composite removal than tungsten carbide burs on micro-motor handpiece.
|Titolo:||Enamel preservation during composite removal after orthodontic debonding comparing hydroabrasion with rotary instruments|
TEPEDINO, MICHELE (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|