The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare marginal leakage of class 2 light-cured composite resin restorations, with different insertion and polymerization techniques. Fifty sound premolars extracted for prosthetic purposes were used in the study. Conservative class 2 (MOD) preparations were made in all teeth, with one proximogingival margin on enamel and the other on cementum. All the preparations and restorations were performed by the same operator utilizing the same restorative materials. After restoration the teeth were thermocycled and their gingival margins exposed to a dye. Results showed that the kind of matrix system had no significant influence upon the degree of marginal leakage on enamel. On cementum, oblique and horizontal incremental insertion and polymerization techniques using the collimator cone exhibited the least leakage, while the clear matrix band/reflective wedge technique presented the greatest leakage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Nov 1998|
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