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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2509757, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2509757
Research Article

A Comparative Study of Microleakage on Dental Surfaces Bonded with Three Self-Etch Adhesive Systems Treated with the Er:YAG Laser and Bur

1Department of Stomatology and Dentistry, Erasmus Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
2Laboratory of Physiology and Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1070 Brussels, Belgium

Received 26 October 2015; Revised 27 January 2016; Accepted 1 February 2016

Academic Editor: Toni Zeinoun

Copyright © 2016 Youssef Sanhadji El Haddar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim. This study sought to compare the microleakage of three adhesive systems in the context of Erbium-YAG laser and diamond bur cavity procedures. Cavities were restored with composite resin. Materials and Methods. Standardized Class V cavities were performed in 72 extracted human teeth by means of diamond burs or Er-YAG laser. The samples were randomly divided into six groups of 12, testing three adhesive systems (Clearfil s3 Bond Plus, Xeno® Select, and Futurabond U) for each method used. Cavities were restored with composite resin before thermocycling (methylene blue 2%, 24 h). The slices were prepared using a microtome. Optical microscope photography was employed to measure the penetration. Results. No statistically significant differences in microleakage were found in the use of bur or laser, nor between adhesive systems. Only statistically significant values were observed comparing enamel with cervical walls (). Conclusion. It can be concluded that the Er:YAG laser is as efficient as diamond bur concerning microleakage values in adhesive restoration procedures, thus constituting an alternative tool for tooth preparation.