Nanoleakage: leakage within the hybrid layer.

H. Sano, T. Takatsu, B. Ciucchi, J. A. Horner, W. G. Matthews, D. H. Pashley

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Most microleakage studies involve quantitating the magnitude of movement of a tracer molecule through a gap between restorative materials and the wall of cavity preparations. The present microscopic study examined the migration of silver nitrate into the interface between dentin and five different dentin bonding agents used to restore class 5 cavities, in the absence of gap formation. Several different leakage patterns were seen, but they all indicated leakage within the hybrid layer when viewed by SEM. The ranking of microleakage from most to least was: All-Bond 2 > Suberbond C&B > Scotchbond Multi-Purpose > Clearfil Liner Bond System > Kuraray Experimental System, KB-200. To distinguish this special type of microleakage within the basal, porous region of the hybrid layer in the absence of gap formation, we propose the term nanoleakage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalOperative dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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