Investigation of antioxidant capacity of several luting cements processes by HPMC method
AuthorsIlić, Dragan V.
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Background: Free radicals (FR) occur in oral cavity where lot of food was transferred to through entire life under specific saliva conditions. Many enzymes, microorganism, alcohol beverages, nicotine and other harmful or indifferent substances when in contact to oral tissues might provoke oxidation process under specific condition creating FR's. The similar role might have various dental materials. Aim of the study was to record the level of antioxidant (AO) activity of several permanent (P) luting cements alone or combined with quercetin AO substance. Materials/Methods: P cements were Zn-phosphate, Zn-polycarboxilate, GIC and composite resin cement. They were prepared as original prescription and their variant by 1% weight addition of quercetin. AO activity of cements was measured by HPMC test evaluated by Student t test. Results: There were statistically significant differences among Zn-phosphate, Zn-polycarboxilate and resin dental cements (p gt 0,05). GIC displayed significantly ...higher AO values (p lt 0,01) versus other three cements. There were no difference in AO capacity between sample of original P cements and their corresponding quercetin variants (p gt 0,05). Conclusions: Conventional GIC displayed the most powerful AO activity among P luting cements. Addition of 1% antioxidant quercetin did not improve AO capacity of investigated cements.