Marginal Leakage of a Softened Temporary Restoration as Determined by Microorganism Penetration.
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ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The ability of Proteus vulgaris to penetrate through IRM and gutta percha was investigated by using an in vitro model system consisting of extracted teeth embedded in acrylic. Cavity preparations in the embedded teeth which were sealed with gutta percha allowed penetration within 48 hours of proteus in 100 of the models, whereas, those sealed with IRM allowed penetration in 36 in 48 hours. The model system was valuable in detecting the penetration of bacteria through temporary restorative materials. Author
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