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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 5     8. Oct. 2018
Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 5  (08.10.2018)

Page 456-458, doi:10.11607/ijp.5840, PubMed:30180231


Antibacterial Effect of a Temporary Cement-Dissolving Liquid
Bar-on, Hilit / Smidt, Ami / Zabrovsky, Asher / Ben-Gal, Gilad / Beyth, Nurit
Purpose: Methods for removing temporary cement with an antibacterial effect might improve prosthetic treatment prognosis.
Materials and Methods: Three removal methods were assessed: (1) immersion of an acrylic provisional restoration in a temporary cement dissolver (Temp-off); (2) mechanical removal with a dental explorer; and (3) sandblasting. Two temporary cements, one with eugenol (Temp-Bond) and one without eugenol (Temp-Bond NE) and of two thicknesses (100 μm and 250 μm), were examined.
Results: Immersion in Temp-off produced the most effective bacterial count decrease compared to the other methods (P < .05). No significant difference was found between the two cement types, although the decrease in count was more evident in the thicker (250 μm) cement layer.
Conclusion: Temp-off dissolving liquid used for removal of temporary cement exhibited an antibacterial effect and nonmechanical cleaning ability.