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Title
In vitro investigation into the effect of cryopreservation on the mechanical characteristics of dental hard tissues
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Abstract
Previous research has reported on hidden damage within the dentin introduced by cryopreservation, but the effect on the mechanical properties of the hard tissues at tooth level remains unclear. The main objective of this study is to investigate the effect of cryopreservation on the mechanical properties of teeth. A matched sample of 234 premolars of 117 children (9 <= age <= 16 years), bilaterally extracted for orthodontic reasons, were included. For each child, one tooth was randomly allocated to the cryopreservation group and the contralateral tooth was assigned to the control group. Static compression tests were performed to determine load to failure, stiffness, and toughness. In a subgroup of 20 teeth, a cyclic preloading or chewing simulation was performed. Additionally, the fracture mode was determined, and the microstructure of the fractured surfaces was examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Linear mixed model analyses could not detect a statistical difference in the mean load to failure (p = 0.549), mean toughness (p = 0.968), or mean stiffness (p = 0.150) between cryopreserved and non-cryopreserved teeth. No significant difference in load to failure after cyclic preloading was detected between groups (p = 0.734). SEM analysis revealed comparable fracture characteristics between groups. It is concluded that cryopreservation does not affect the mean load to failure, stiffness, or toughness of teeth, indicating that hidden damage in the dentin is not critical at tooth level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Functional Biomaterials. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : publisher unknown , 2023
ISSN
2079-4983
DOI
10.3390/JFB14110551
Volume/pages
14 :11 (2023) , p. 1-12
Article Reference
551
ISI
001113409400001
Pubmed ID
37998120
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Last edited 11.01.2024
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