Do the intracanal medicaments affect the marginal adaptation of calcium silicate-based materials to dentin?

Tugce Yuca Ozturk, Mehmet Burak Guneser, Silvio Taschieri, Marcello Maddalone, Asiye Nur Dincer, Pier Matteo Venino, Massimo Del Fabbro

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Background/purpose: In order to prevent reinfection of the pulp canal space and dressing for regenerative purpose, the coronal seal should have a perfect marginal adaptation. Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and Biodentine are among the most popular sealing materials. These are commonly used in combination with antibiotic medicaments, to ensure disinfection. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of 3 different medicaments on the marginal adaptation of MTA and Biodentine to the dentin. Materials and methods: Teeth were divided into 4 groups (n = 20) that were treated with the following medicaments; triple antibiotic paste (TAP), double antibiotic paste (DAP), a calcium hydroxide (CH) and a control group. The specimens were then assigned into two subgroups (n = 10), which received a coronal barrier of MTA or Biodentine. The specimens were scanned using an ex vivo micro-CT scanner. The data were statistically analysed using one-way ANOVA and the unpaired Student's t-test (P < 0.05). Results: Percentage volume of external voids in the MTA group was as follows: DAP > TAP > Control > CH. In the Biodentine group, the percentage of voids was determined in the following order: TAP ≥ DAP > CH > Control. Significantly lower percentage of voids was observed in the CH-medicated specimens in the MTA group when compared to all test groups (P = 0.04). Conclusion: The application of CH as an intracanal medicament reduced the void occurrence between the ProRoot MTA and root dentin. However, TAP and or DAP decreased the marginal adaptation in both ProRoot MTA and Biodentine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dental Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Biodentine
  • Micro-computed tomography
  • MTA
  • Regenerative endodontics
  • TAP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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