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Physicochemical properties of calcium silicate-based formulations MTA Repair HP and MTA Vitalcem

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Bruno Martini Guimarães ; Carlo Prati [2, 3] ; Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte [4] ; Clovis Monteiro Bramante [4] ; Maria Giovanna Gandolfi [2]
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Oral Science; v. 26, 2018-04-05.

Abstract Objective This study aimed to analyze the following physicochemical properties: radiopacity, final setting time, calcium release, pH change, solubility, water sorption, porosity, surface morphology, and apatite-forming ability of two calcium silicate-based materials. Material and methods We tested MTA Repair HP and MTA Vitalcem in comparison with conventional MTA, analyzing radiopacity and final setting time. Water absorption, interconnected pores and apparent porosity were measured after 24-h immersion in deionized water at 37°C. Calcium and pH were tested up to 28 d in deionized water. We analyzed data using two-way ANOVA with Student-Newman-Keuls tests (p<0.05). We performed morphological and chemical analyses of the material surfaces using ESEM/EDX after 28 d in HBSS. Results MTA Repair HP showed similar radiopacity to that of conventional MTA. All materials showed a marked alkalinizing activity within 3 h, which continued for 28 d. MTA Repair HP showed the highest calcium release at 28 d (p<0.05). MTA Vitalcem showed statistically higher water sorption and solubility values (p<0.05). All materials showed the ability to nucleate calcium phosphate on their surface after 28 d in HBSS. Conclusions MTA Repair HP and MTA Vitalcem had extended alkalinizing activity and calcium release that favored calcium phosphate nucleation. The presence of the plasticizer in MTA HP might increase its solubility and porosity. The radiopacifier calcium tungstate can be used to replace bismuth oxide. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/25280-9 - Chemical-physical properties and bioactivity of retrograde filling cements
Grantee:Bruno Martini Guimarães
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate