Retentive strength of six temporary dental cements

Paul S Olin, Joel D Rudney, Elaine M.E. Hill

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The retentive strength of three zinc oxide-eugenol cements and three noneugenol-containing zine oxide cements and the effect of the addition of petrolatum on retention were tested. The addition of petrolatum was found to affect retention of the cements significantly. Retention strengths varied from 1.6 kg to 40.0 kg. Of the Class 1. Type 2. systems tested, noneugenol cements had higher retentive values than did the eugenol-containing cements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


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