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Wuersching, Sabina Noreen ORCID: 0000-0001-6565-7255; Moser, Luise; Obermeier, Katharina Theresa; Kollmuss, Maximilian ORCID: 0000-0003-2794-6245 (2023): Microleakage of Restorative Materials Used for Temporization of Endodontic Access Cavities. Journal of Clinical Medicine. ISSN 2077-0383

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A tight temporary seal applied to an access cavity is thought to improve endodontic outcomes. This study aims to assess the bacterial and glucose microleakage of different types and combinations of temporary restorations. Human-extracted incisors were instrumented, dressed with a calcium hydroxide paste, and sealed with Cavit W (CW), CW/Ketac Molar (CW/KM), CW/Smart Dentin Replacement (CW/SDR), Intermediate restorative material/KM (IRM/KM), or Clip F (CF). Standardized 3D-printed hollow test specimens were manufactured and temporized in the same manner. The specimens were examined for bacterial and glucose leakage for 28 days. Data were analyzed using a Kaplan–Meier survival analysis. CW/SDR and CF showed the least bacterial and glucose leakage over time. CW, CW/KM, and IRM/KM had similarly high levels of glucose leakage, but CW/KM and IRM/KM provided a tighter seal against bacterial penetration than CW. CW/SDR and CF should be considered for the sealing of access cavities of teeth previously restored with methacrylate-based materials.

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