Do ozone and boric acid affect microleakage in class V composite restorations?

Cangul S., Yildirim Z., Bahsi E., Sagmak S., Satici O.

OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, vol.41, no.1, pp.92-101, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01919512.2018.1476128
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-101
  • Keywords: Boric Acid, Class V Restoration, Dental Applications, Disinfection, Microleakage, Ozone, CAVITY DISINFECTANTS, IRRIGATION, CARIES, PERFORMANCE, PENETRATION, THERAPY, LASER
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effects of chlorhexidine gluconate (2%), sodium hypochloride (2.5%), ozone gas, and boric acid at different concentrations (1%, 3%, 5%, and 7%) on microleakage from composite restorations.In a total of 80 extracted human canine teeth, a class V cavity was opened on the buccal surface and the samples were separated into eight groups. In the control group, no procedure was applied for cavity disinfection, then composite restoration (Z250, 3M) was made using single-stage, self-etch adhesive (Single Bond 3M). In the other groups, seven different disinfectants were used, then the cavity was restored. The teeth were split into two in the buccolingual direction, parallel to the long axes. Stain penetration was examined under stereomicroscope and scored. Examination with SEM was made on one sample from each group, selected at random. Statistical evaluations were made using Dunnett C Post Hoc Comparison and Kruskal-Wallis H tests.In the occlusal region evaluation, the groups with the lowest level of leakage were the 3% and 5% boric acid groups, and the highest levels of microleakage were determined in the chlorhexidine group and the 1% boric acid group. In the gingival region, the lowest level of microleakage was in the 5% boric acid group and the highest levels were determined in the 1% and 7% boric acid groups.Boric acid disinfectants used at suitable concentrations were not seen to create a risk in respect of microleakage.