Leakage of various types of luting agents. Academic Article uri icon


  • Freshly extracted molar teeth were prepared for complete cast gold crowns cemented with either zinc phosphate cement, polycarboxylate cement, glass ionomer cement, a resin luting agent, or a zinc oxide-eugenol temporary cement. The specimens were tested at 1-, 6-, and 12-month intervals with radioactive 45Ca. The specimens were sectioned, autoradiographs were made, and the marginal leakage was evaluated on a scale of 0 to 3. The results showed that zinc phosphate, polycarboxylate, and glass ionomer cements are equally suited for permanent cementation of restorations. The resin luting agent showed high initial leakage, indicating that it is not as desirable for permanent cementation purposes. The zinc oxide-eugenol cement showed increased leakage with time but is well suited for its indicated purpose, temporary cementation.

published proceedings

  • J Prosthet Dent

author list (cited authors)

  • Mash, L. K., Beninger, C. K., Bullard, J. T., & Staffanou, R. S.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Mash, LK||Beninger, CK||Bullard, JT||Staffanou, RS

publication date

  • January 1991