Discoloration Behavior of Resin Cements Containing Different Photoinitiators


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PERIODONTICS & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, vol.41, no.3, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sorption, solubility, and color stability of amine-free conventional light-cure and dual-cure resin cements and an aminecontaining self-adhesive dual-cure resin cement. Sixty specimens were prepared using a light-cure resin cement (Variolink Esthetic LC, Ivoclar Vivadent; VE-LC), a dual-cure resin cement (Variolink Esthetic DC, Ivoclar Vivadent; VE-DC), and a self-adhesive dual-cure resin cement (RelyX U200, 3M ESPE; RXU200). The water sorption and solubility were tested by immersing the specimens in distilled water for 7 days. Kruskal-Wallis test was applied to the data. Delta E values of 1-day and 7-day immersion in black tea were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey honest significant difference test (n = 10). There was no statistically significant difference among the groups in terms of sorption and solubility. The mean Delta E of RXU200 for the 0/1 and 0/7 days were found to be significantly lower than that of VE-LC and VE-DC (P < .05). Delta E values of the VE-LC and VE-DC groups did not reveal statistical difference. It should be taken into account that discoloration of resin cements remains a problem even with amine-free products.