Vitrebond Usually Replaces Calcium Hydroxide
Under a traditional amalgam restoration, calcium hydroxide has long been used – often with overcoatings of copal varnish – as the base for the restoration. Calcium hydroxide’s main advantage is its capacity for stimulating the growth of secondary or reparative dentin. Some researchers suggest this can happen when calcium hydroxide is applied to a thin layer of remaining dentin, yet others believe that secondary dentin forms only when there is pulpal exposure. A disadvantage of calcium hydroxide is that it may crack when subjected to the crushing forces that occur under the amalgam restoration or while amalgam is being packed into the cavity preparation.
Gruythuysen et al reported on a technique where calcium hydroxide powder, placed on the remaining pulp tissue, was covered and sealed with Vitrebond. The success rate of this technique at two year recall (87.7%) is comparable to that of formacresol, an indication that an alternative technique may be available.
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