Quantitative Analysis of Remineralization of Artificial Carious Lesions with Commercially Available Newer Remineralizing Agents Using SEM-EDX- In Vitro Study”Correspondence Address :
Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Shaik,
Postgraduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vishnu Dental College,
Bhimavaram-534201, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Introduction: The basic principle of remineralization is by advocating a biological or non-invasive approach rather than the surgical approach for early enamel lesions. There are relatively newer products available for remineralization, latest being the resin-infiltration technique, commercially available as Icon.
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the remineralizing potential of Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (CPP-ACP), Vantej and Icon by the quantitative evaluation of mineral gain.
Materials and Methods: Seventy eight maxillary premolars were decoronated at Cemento-Enamel Junction (CEJ) and then sectioned mesio-distally using diamond disc into two halves. Mineral content of the sound specimens were recorded using Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDAX) micro-analyser. The samples were then subjected to demineralization by using demineralizing solution. The samples were grouped (n=26) based on the remineralizing agent used, Group 1: Vantej, Group 2: CPP-ACP, Group 3: Icon. After the application of remineralizing agent, the mineral content was measured using EDAX.
Results: After remineralization, there was a significant difference between the groups when calcium and phosphorous ratios (Ca:P) were compared, showing greater potential of remineralization for CPP-ACP followed by Vantej and Icon group.
Conclusion: CPP-ACP performed better than Vantej and Icon in remineralizing the demineralized enamel.
Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate, Icon, Vantej
Zaheer Ahmed Shaik, Tanikonda Rambabu, Girija Sajjan, Madhu Varma, Kalyan Satish, Vijayalakshmi Bhupathi Raju, et al.. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF REMINERALIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL CARIOUS LESIONS WITH COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE NEWER REMINERALIZING AGENTS USING SEM-EDX- IN VITRO STUDY”. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 25 ]; 11:ZC20-ZC23. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 24, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Aug 19, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Sep 14, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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