1. Monitoring of cariogenic demineralization at the enamel–composite interface using swept-source optical coherence tomography

    Monitoring of cariogenic demineralization at the enamel–composite interface using swept-source optical coherence tomography

    Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate enamel demineralization at composite restoration margins caused by cariogenic biofilm using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). Methods Sixty round-shaped cavities were prepared on the mid-buccal enamel surface of extracted human molars. The cavities were restored with Estelite Flow Quick flowable composite using either Clearfil SE Bond or Clearfil Tri-S Bond ND bonding agents. Streptococcus mutans suspension was applied to form a cariogenic biofilm on the surface. After 1, 2, or 3 weeks of incubation ( n = 10), the biofilm was removed to observe the carious demineralization at the cavosurface margins using SS-OCT ...

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