In Vitro Infrared Thermographic Assessment of Temperature Change in the Pulp Chamber during Provisionalization: Effect of Remaining Dentin Thickness

Joint Authors

Borawski, Mariusz
Woźniak, Krzysztof
Nowicka, Alicja
Droździk, Agnieszka
Szyszka-Sommerfeld, Liliana
Lipski, Mariusz

Source

Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-5, 5 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-11-10

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

5

Main Topic

Public Health
Medicine

Abstract EN

Interim crowns and partial fixed dental prosthesis materials generate exothermic heat during polymerization.

The amount of heat transmitted to the pulp chamber can be a function of several factors, including the thickness and quality of the remaining dentin after crown preparation.

The aim of this in vitro study was to measure with infrared thermography the temperature changes on the adjacent surface of the chamber roof of premolar teeth extracted from young and old patients (having different thicknesses of remaining dentin after crown preparation) during fabrication of provisional resinous restorations.

Twenty extracted human first and second maxillary premolar teeth (10 from young patients, with a relatively large pulp chamber, and 10 from older patients, with a relatively small pulp chamber) were used.

The roots were sectioned to expose the inner side of the chamber roof, and the crowns were provisionalized after preparation for a metal-ceramic crown.

Two provisional materials, Turbo Temp 2 and Luxatemp Fluorescence, were used.

Temperature changes on the inner side of the chamber roof were measured at 2-second intervals using an infrared thermal imaging camera.

After completion of the temperature recordings, the teeth were sectioned and the remaining dentin thickness was determined.

The older group (mean thickness: 2.82 mm) and younger group (mean thickness: 1.9 mm) differed significantly in dentin thickness (P<0.014).

The mean greatest temperature increases recorded on the chamber roof of teeth with less remaining dentin were 4.07°C for Turbo Temp 2 and 3.94°C for Luxatemp Fluorescence, while increases in the premolars with greater dentin thickness were 1.69°C for Turbo Temp 2 and 1.64°C for Luxatemp Fluorescence.

Significant interactions were found between tooth groups (P<0.000001for Turbo Temp 2 and for Luxatemp Fluorescence).

No significant differences were found between assessed materials regardless of the thickness of the remaining dentin (P>0.38for the older group and P>0.29 for the younger group).

Dentin had a significant effect in limiting the temperature increase generated during polymerization of provisional materials, indicating good thermal insulating properties of this tissue.

A remaining dentin thickness of 1.9 mm or more is sufficient to protect the pulp from any temperature increase during provisionalization using tested materials.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Lipski, Mariusz& Woźniak, Krzysztof& Szyszka-Sommerfeld, Liliana& Borawski, Mariusz& Droździk, Agnieszka& Nowicka, Alicja. 2020. In Vitro Infrared Thermographic Assessment of Temperature Change in the Pulp Chamber during Provisionalization: Effect of Remaining Dentin Thickness. Journal of Healthcare Engineering،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-5.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

Lipski, Mariusz…[et al.]. In Vitro Infrared Thermographic Assessment of Temperature Change in the Pulp Chamber during Provisionalization: Effect of Remaining Dentin Thickness. Journal of Healthcare Engineering No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-5.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1186509

American Medical Association (AMA)

Lipski, Mariusz& Woźniak, Krzysztof& Szyszka-Sommerfeld, Liliana& Borawski, Mariusz& Droździk, Agnieszka& Nowicka, Alicja. In Vitro Infrared Thermographic Assessment of Temperature Change in the Pulp Chamber during Provisionalization: Effect of Remaining Dentin Thickness. Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-5.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1186509

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1186509