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Evaluation of properties of irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials mixed with disinfectant liquids

Amalan, Arul and Ginjupalli, Kishore and Upadhya, Nagaraja P (2013) Evaluation of properties of irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials mixed with disinfectant liquids. Dental Research Journal, 10 (1). pp. 65-73.

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Abstract

Background: Addition of disinfectant to irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials can eliminate the disinfection step to avoid dimensional changes associated with it. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of various disinfectant mixing liquids on the properties of commercially available irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials. Materials and Methods: Four commercially available irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials (Zelgan, Vignette, Tropicalgin, and Algitex) were mixed with disinfectant liquid containing chlorhexidine (0.1 and 0.2%) and sodium hypochlorite (0.1 and 0.5%). After mixing with disinfectant liquids, materials were evaluated for pH changes during gelation, gelation time, flow, gel strength, permanent deformation and detail reproduction. Results: Significant changes in gelation time were observed in irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials upon mixing with disinfectant liquids. In general, chlorhexidine increased the gelation time, whereas sodium hypochlorite reduced it. However, no significant changes in the flow were observed both with chlorhexidine and sodium hypochlorite. Gel strength was found to decrease when mixed with chlorhexidine, whereas an increase in gel strength was observed upon mixing with sodium hypochlorite. Permanent deformation of the most irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials was below the specification limit even after mixing with disinfectant liquids. Sodium hypochlorite significantly reduced the surface detail reproduction, whereas no change in detail reproduction was observed with chlorhexidine. Conclusion: Chlorhexidine solution can be used to mix irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials in regular dental practice as it did not significantly alter the properties. This may ensure effective disinfection of impressions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chlorhexidine, disinfection of impressions, self‑disinfectant alginate, sodium hypochlorite.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Dental Materials
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 11:12
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 11:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138576

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