The ability of biodentine™ of guided tissue remineralization (GTR): Analysis using SEM, EDX and TEM

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Objective: To analyze the Biodentine™ capability in guided tissue remineralization. Material and Methods: Four premolar with two cavities per tooth of 3 mm depth were demineralized with EDTA 17% in shaking incubator at 37°C temperature. After 7 days, the sample were washed with aquabidest then were soaked in 20 ml NaCl 1 M (pH 7.0) at 25°C temperature for 8 hours. The samples were divided into two groups: G1: The control group (cavity directly restored with composite resin); G2: Biodentine™ group (cavity with Biodentine™ as a base then restored with composite resin). All samples were stored in shaking incubator under PBS solution at 37°C temperature. SEM, EDX and TEM analysis were performed on the 7th and 14th day. Results: The 14th day Biodentine group had the best SEM remineralization feature with irregular dentine tubular features covered by density of mass. In the EDX analysis, the concentration of calcium ion of the Biodentine group was higher than the control group on the 7th day analysis (Biodentin™ 10.2167 and control 1.9667) and on the 14th day analysis (Biodentine™ 29.833 and Control 22.080). The Biodentine™ group and control group of the 7th and 14th day experienced significant increases in calcium ion concentration while the concentration of phosphate ion in the Biodentine™ and control group had a much lower value of calcium either on the 7th or 14th day. The TEM analysis of Biodentine™ group showed more intrafibrillar remineralization than the control group. The feature of intrafibrillar dentin remineralization is analyzed by looking at the density of black dots in collagen. Conclusion: Biodentine™ is able to trigger the process of remineralization by guided tissue remineralization.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere4391
JournalPesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Calcium phosphates
  • Dentin
  • Tooth remineralization


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