The effect of cross-linker on endogenous enzymatic activity within radicular dentin and bond strength between intraradicular post and radicular dentin

Josic, Uros (2021) The effect of cross-linker on endogenous enzymatic activity within radicular dentin and bond strength between intraradicular post and radicular dentin, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze biomediche e neuromotorie, 35 Ciclo. DOI 10.48676/unibo/amsdottorato/9893.
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The primary aim was to evaluate the effect of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylamino-propyl) carbodiimide (EDC) on endogenous enzymatic activity within radicular dentin and push-out bond strength of adhesively luted fiber posts, at baseline and after artificial aging. Additionally, the effect of different cementation strategies on endogenous enzymatic activity and fiber post retention was evaluated. The experiment was carried out on extracted human teeth, following endodontic treatment and fiber post cementation. Three cementation strategies were performed: resin cement in combination with etch-and-rinse (EAR) adhesive system, with self-etch (SE) system and self-adhesive (SE) cement. Each of the mentioned strategies had a control and experimental (EDC) group in which root canal was irrigated with 0.3M EDC for 1 minute. The push-out bond strength test was performed 24h after cementation and after 40.000 thermocycles. In order to investigate the effect of EDC and different cementation strategies, in situ zymography analyses of the resin-dentin interfaces were conducted. Statistical analyses were conducted with the software Stata 12.0 (Stata Corp, College Station, Texas, USA) and the significance was set for p<0.05. The results of statistical analysis (ANOVA) showed that the variables “EDC”, “root region” and “artificial aging” significantly influenced fiber posts’ retention to root canal (p<0.05). The highest values were observed in coronal third. The mean values observed after artificial aging were lower when compared to baseline, however EDC was effective in preserving bond strength. The level of enzymatic activity varied between the groups and EDC had a beneficial effect on silencing the enzymatic activity. Within the limitations of the study, it was concluded that the choice of cementation strategy did not influence posts’ retention, while EDC contributed to the preservation of bond strength after artificial aging and reduced enzymatic activity within radicular dentin. In vivo trials are necessary to confirm the results of this in vitro study.

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Josic, Uros
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cross-linker, radicular dentin, adhesion, enzymatic activity
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30 Novembre 2021

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