Journal article

Effect of static loading of dentin beams at various pH levels

P Mishra, JEA Palamara, MJ Tyas, MF Burrow



Noncarious cervical lesions have a multifactorial etiology. Mechanical stress has been identified as one of the factors, but little evidence exists for its cause-effect relationship. This study was conducted at three different pH levels to observe the surface loss on dentin beams under tension and compression. Bovine dentin beams (10 x 3.75 x 1.45 mm) were fixed at one end and immersed in 0.1 M lactic acid solution at pH levels 4.5 (n = 20), 7 (n = 20), and 10 (n = 20) for 5 days under a load of 6.5 N (663 g). The mean surface loss was more on the surface under compression than that under tension at pH 4.5 and pH 7 than at pH 10. Also, the surface loss on the beams decreased as the distance ..

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