Effect of Tooth Brushing Cycles and Dentifrice Fluoride Concentration on a Glazed CAD/CAM Ceramic

Fernanda Bidoli, Eduardo F. de Castro*, Veber L.B. Azevedo, Richard B. Price, Gabriel Nima, Oswaldo S. de Andrade, Marcelo Giannini

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Purpose: To evaluate the effect of tooth brushing and dentifrice fluoride (F-) concentration on changes in color and translucency (∆E00 and ∆T00, respectively), surface gloss (GS), surface roughness (Sa), and microstructure of a glazed CAD/CAM ceramic. Materials and Methods: Ceramic blocks (e.max/CAD) were sectioned into rectangular plates (14 x 12 x 1 mm), and one surface of each sample was glazed. Samples were divided into three groups according to the F- concentration in the dentifrice (0, 1,100, and 5,000 µg/g) and were then subjected to 60,000 tooth brushing cycles. Luminosity and color were measured using a spectrophotometer at baseline and after every 20,000 cycles to obtain their ∆E00 and ∆T00 values. Another set of samples was prepared to measure the GS with a gloss meter and the Sa with a confocal laser microscope. The GS and Sa results were subjected to analysis of variance, Tukey test, and Dunnett test (α =.05). Results: After 60,000 tooth brushing cycles, all of the variables were clinically acceptable, and there were no significant differences in the ∆E00, ∆T00, GS, or Sa among the fluoridated dentifrices. The GS values decreased significantly as the number of tooth brushing cycles increased. Conclusion: The ∆E00, ∆T00, GS, and Sa values were all clinically acceptable after the glazed e.max/CAD ceramic had been subjected to 60,000 tooth brushing cycles with dentifrices containing up to 5,000 µg/g of F-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-459
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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